by David Cardillo, DDNP Staff
As part of #BlackHistoryMonth and in conjunction with #ChronAmParty, our featured presentation this month is The Advance. The Advance is the only African-American produced newspaper we have digitized for inclusion in Chronicling America, and we have only one issue. We were unfortunately unable to locate the master microfilm negatives for any other titles or issuesThe Advance was a modest newspaper, featuring articles and advertisements like its contemporary counterparts. The September 22, 1900 edition contained an article about the first African-American dentist, as well as calling attention to several African-American business owners and proprietors. Also in this edition is a sermon written by the Reverend Dr. Talmage. It is not clear from this sample, and there aren’t other papers with which to compare, if this was a regular feature of The Advance.
For more information about The Advance, including the history essay written by DDNP project team member Theresa Hessey, visit Chronicling America. You can also search Chronicling America for the many other African American newspapers available from other states using the Ethnicity dropdown in the All Digitized Newspapers 1777-1963 search tab.