Category: Portraits of Success

36 Years of Community News

Clockwise: community members: Harrison Crump, Robert L. Grace, Faye Coates, Wm. Davis, Jim Cannon. • the early days of park ave. mbc: Rev. Dean of the Southern Baptist Convention and Bro. Odell Young, interior constructor look...

36 Years of Community News

Clockwise: black social workers meet: Joe Dyer speaks during Black Social Workers luncheon. • park avenue grand opening: The mass choir of Park Avenue Baptist Church enters joyfully singing to a congregation of 2,000 persons who...

36 Years of Community News

Clockwise: BLACK VOICE NEWS PUBLISHER: Cheryl Brown interviews Tuskegee Airman General Franklin at Norton AFB. • COMMUNITY LEADER: Georgia Morris, educator, explains “Bakuba Ndop” artifacts in Treasures of African Art book to...

Freedom’s Journal Founded 1827

  Founded on March 16, 1827 as a four-page, four-column standard-sized weekly, Freedom's Journal was the first Black-owned and operated newspaper in the United States, and was established the same year that slavery was...

The Afro-American Founded 1892

  The Afro-American has crusaded for racial equality and economic advancement for Black Americans for more than a century. In existence since August 13, 1892, John Henry Murphy Sr., a former slave who gained freedom...

The California Eagle Founded 1879

  When The California Eagle shut down its presses in 1964, it was one of the oldest Black-owned and operated papers in the United States. John James Neimore had established it in Los Angeles as The California Owl in 1879,...


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