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Re: philadelphia ,savannah tribune and springfield
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I do not believe that the Phila Trib is available online, but the Savannah Trib is through the paid subscription site GenealogyBank. You can do searches on GB for free to see if articles of interest pop up, and I recommend you do that. Both of these papers are available on microfilm and depending where you live they may be close to you in an university library collection. If not, see if your local library can get them for you via interlibrary loan.
Your 2nd question is a bit more complex and I don't have the time to give you a real detailed response. On the Chroncling America website it shows that there was a black paper, the Hartford-Springfield chronicle, but it may not have survived beyond one issue. You need to contact the local library in Springfield and make an inquiry about that paper and ask if they know if any particular white paper carried black news. You may even get lucky and find one that had a specific column of AA news. The other possibility is tracking down news of Springfield sent by a local columnist to black papers in other parts of the country. Springfield columns exist in at least two papers and you can follow the link out to my website to see which ones.
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