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[AL] African American Newspaper in Selma

The Missionary Searchlight is an african american newspaper which began in Selma, AL in January of 1899. The editor and proprietor was a woman by the name of Sara L. Duncan. Located at 713 1/2 Alabama Street in Selma, the entire newspaper was run by women and there were over 2000 subscribers across the United States, Africa and South America. Below are the list of associate editors for the paper:

Sara L. Duncan Editress and Proprietress

Mrs. S. A. Christian (AL)
Mrs. C. M. Wilson (GA) Business Manager
Mris E. W. Lee (GA)
Mrs. R. M. Elliott (GA)
Mrs. J.V. Sherman (GA)
Mrs. Caddie Whitman (GA)
Mrs. C. Nero Moten (AL
Mrs. W. G. Alexander (GA)
Mrs. A. V. Glass (GA)
Mrs. J. A. Davis (TN)
Mrs. O. C. Claborn (AL)
Mrs. S. A. Early (TN)
Mrs. H. A. Carolina (AK)
Mrs. P. G. Simmons (GA)
Mrs. F. G. Snelson (GA)
Mrs. William D. Johnson (GA)
Mrs. M. E. Cheeks (GA)
Mrs. E. W. Lampton (MS)
Mrs. J. W. Ranking (TX)
Miss. Laura E. Samuel (AL)
Miss M. Etta Smith (GA)
Miss E. Marie Carter (LA)
Miss, Alberta McAlphine (AL)
Miss Carra Belle Lee (IL)
Miss Charlotte Manya (South Africa)
Mrs. W. A. Fountain (GA)
Mrs. D. T. Howard (GA)
Miss L. V. Roseburrough (GA)
Miss T. W. Coffee (AL)
Miss S. B. Shields (AL)
Miss I. N. Ross (OH)
Miss L.E. Hereford (AL)
Miss R. W. Fickland (NJ)
Miss G. P. Offer (PA)
Miss F. E. W. Harper (PA)
Lady Marie Duchatellier (Isthmus of Panama)

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