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This Week in Black History March 16, 1827

3/15/2013, noon
amaican emigrant John Russworm joined minister Samuel Cornish to found Freedom’s Journal, the nation’s first black newspaper.
John Russworm

Jamaican emigrant John Russworm joined minister Samuel Cornish to found Freedom’s Journal, the nation’s first black newspaper. Though the New York newspaper would fold by 1829, nearly 40 more would launch publication before the Civil War.