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Radical American Periodicals Available in African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Posted on 05/01/2017

Northwestern University librarian Kathleen E. Bethel has written that the Readex collection of African American Periodicals provides “access to little-known treasures of the Black press.” Among its 170+ rare titles, many of which were not collected by most libraries, are several radical periodicals. Interest in radical American periodicals—especially in unfamiliar and transient titles published by African Americans and other minority groups—continues to grow among scholars and students in different disciplines.

Below is a sample of mastheads and front pages of publications in this genre, all of which are available in African American Periodicals, 1825-1995, the essential companion to African American Newspapers, 1827-1998.


Between Ourselves Winter 1995 2.jpg


Black Committee for Self-Defense 24 Nov 1971.jpg


Black Men for the Eradication of Sexism 1 July 1994.jpg


Black New Ark Apr 1972.jpg


Black Panther 23 Nov 1967.jpg


Black Pride Sept 1974.jpg


Black Rap 15 Nov 1970.jpg


Deep South Patriot June 1966.jpg


Habari 1 Nov 1975.jpg


In-Formation Jan 1965.jpg


Liberator 6 June 1931.jpg


Maji Maji Jan 1971.jpg


Right On Nov Dec 1972.jpg


SCAR News Student Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism 11 Oct 1985.jpg


Siege Jan 1971.jpg


Student Voice Oct 1960.jpg


The Communist 15 August 1974.jpg


Unity and Struggle Jan 1978.jpg


VEP News June 1967.jpg


Like African American Newspapers, African American Periodicals is based upon the monumental bibliography by James P. Danky. For more information about either collection, please contact

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