Black Press Archive

Black Press Archives

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.

The Black Press Archives preserve the rich history of the global Black experience for research and access for years to come through the digitization of our vast newspaper and microfilm collections.One of our main projects since this past September has been to optimize our social media presence. The digitization and creation of a website will not be done overnight, so it is important for everyone following our mission to interact with us in the meantime.