African American Newspapers Forum
Re: Access to Proquest?
In Response To: Access to Proquest? ()
If you care to browse through many of the posts here you will see a number of them referencing Proquest Historical Black Newspapers and other topics you should find interesting.
Although I do not believe you mentioned where you live, I concur with Vicky that if you exercise some diligence and are willing to travel more than a few miles, you should be able to find a university that has many of the papers in the collection. Also be aware that you can get them in microfilm form via interlibrary loan. Yes, more work I know. I can tell you that you will not find the majority of this collection online for free from your home.
I recommend searching this forum for “ancestor hunt” and going to that site established by Kenneth Marks for the best breakdown of where you will find various newspapers complete with whether they are commercial (paid) or free sites.