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Re: Oklahoma Black Newspapers

This is going to be a wonderful source for all things African American Newspapers because of folks like Debra Spindle. This is a concerted effort to pool the knowledge of many "mini" experts, myself included. I have already learned from Debra's post, and quite frankly that is one of the major reasons I agreed to manage this forum: I want to learn too!!!

Debra will be an excellent source for Oklahoma papers and more. I believe I first met Debra (correct me if I'm wrong) at Samford University in the Researching African American Ancestors course. We had a great time and I've seen her down there on a few other occasions as we took other courses. Most recently Debra was in my February African American newspapers course offered through Family Tree University. I told you she was smart--she took advantage of that $29.95 special!

What Debra's post in part illustrates is how black newspapers are sometimes hidden in plain sight. "Langston Herald", "Tulsa Star", to the average person, neither title necessarily indicates that it is a black paper. That is why I have begun compiling a list that I can quickly refer to when my search takes me to a heretofore unfamiliar location. This should save me time when researching and insure that I don't miss the opportunity to search a black paper in that locale.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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