Black Press Archive

The Black Press Archives began as a joint project of Howard University and the National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA) in 1973. Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (MSRC) received a $2 Million grant from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation to support the preservation and digitization of the Black Press Archives, a newspaper collection of titles by Black journalists, editors and publishers. The Black Press Archives represents more than 2,000 newspaper titles from the United States, Africa and the African diaspora. It has 2,847 microfilm reels of newspapers, totaling over 100,000 individual issues of newspapers.