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African American Newspapers in North Carolina

This guide lists African American newspapers published in North Carolina from the 19th-century through the present. Most of these titles are held in the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is an attempt to list every African American newspaper published in the state, but we recognize that there may be omissions and welcome suggestions.

This guide was prepared by Russell Michalak, August 2005, and updated by Sarah Everhart, May 2009.



ASHEVILLE

Dates published
1987 to 1996.
NCC has
1987 to 1996.
Call number
C071 A82a1 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by C. and A. Enterprises.
OCLC
43704866

Dates published
1943 to 1940s.
NCC has
1945.
Call number
C071 A82m1 title 7 (NCC Microfilm).
OCLC
63197578

Dates published
1936 to 1974(?).
NCC has
1938.
Call number
C071 A82m1 title 15 (NCC Microfilm).
OCLC
63201017

Dates published
1950.
NCC has
1950.
Call number
C071 A82m1 title 14 (NCC Microfilm).
OCLC
63201120


CHAPEL HILL

 
Dates published
1969 to present.
NCC has
1969 to present.
Call number
FC378 UQb1 (NCC).
Notes
Published by the Black Student Movement
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
OCLC
28746095
   


CHARLOTTE

Dates published
1880 to 1938.
NCC has
1880 to 1938.
Call number
C285 A25 reels 1- 4 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes

Also published in Wilmington.
Edited by Reverend D. J. Sanders.

OCLC
26231193
   
 
Dates published
weekly, 1882 to 1898.
NCC has
1883.
Call number
C071 C47m (NCC Microfilm).
OCLC
36848169
   
 
Dates published
1890 to present.
NCC has
1971 to 1987.
Call number
C071 C47p (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Current information available online at http://www.thecharlottepost.com
OCLC
21337679
   
 
Dates published
1884 to present.
NCC has
1884 to1904, 1906 to1970, 1975 - present
Call number
C287.8 S795a (NCC Microfilm).
Notes

Official Organ of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.
Place of publication varies: Charlotte, N.C. Aug. 1895- ;
Petersburg, Virginia 1876 - present.

OCLC
2268099


DURHAM

 
Dates published
1919 to present.
NCC has
1937-1943; 1949-1950; 1952-present
Call number
C071 C29t1 (NCC Microfilm).
OCLC
36829930
   
 
Dates published
1998 to present.
NCC has
1998 to present.
Call number
C071 T82t (NCC).
OCLC
40565647
   
 
Dates published
1924 to 1998.
NCC has
1933; 1948 to 1998.
Call number
C368.3 N87m (NCC)
Notes
Published by the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company.
OCLC
32479394



FAYETTEVILLE

 
Dates published
1883 to 1885.
NCC has
1883 to 1885.
Call number
C071 F28n (NCC Microfilm)
OCLC
37227700


GOLDSBORO

Carolina Enterprise
 
Dates published
1880 to 1883.
NCC has

Not available in the North Carolina Collection. The North Carolina State Archives holds the issue from March 31, 1883

OCLC
39369829

 
Dates published
1881 to 1882.
NCC has
1881 to 1882.
Call number
C071 G62g1 (NCC Microfilm).
OCLC
39351801

GREENSBORO

The A & T Register
 
Dates published
1968 to present.
NCC has

Not available in the North Carolina Collection. The Wisconsin Historical Society at University of Wisconsin-Madison has holdings from 1968-1989.

Notes
Published by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
OCLC
15029713
   
 
Dates published
1967 to present.
NCC has
1967 to present.
Call number
C071 C29p (NCC Microfilm).
C071 C29p (NCC)
Notes
Published by Carolina Newspapers, Inc.
OCLC
37853038
   
 
Dates published
1941 to 1972.
NCC has
1941 to 1972.
Call number
C071 G81f (NCC Microfilm).
OCLC
41242963


GREENVILLE

 
Dates published
1987 to present.
NCC has
1987 to present.
Call number
C071 M666g (NCC).
C071 G79m (NCC Microfilm).
OCLC
34374790 and 52079431


HIGH POINT

 
Dates published
1973 to 1976.
NCC has
1973 to 1976.
Call number
C071 H63t (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by Tri-Ad Pub. Inc.
OCLC
41174174


LAURINBURG

 
Dates published
1895.
NCC has
1895.
Call number
C071 M67n reel 5 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by N. F. McEachin.
OCLC
36995633


LINCOLNTON

Colored Industrial
 
Dates published
1890s to 1900s.
NCC has
Not available in the North Carolina Collection. The North Carolina State Archives holds issues from 1901 and 1903.
Notes
Published by Colored Industrial Publishing Company.
OCLC
40413138


LITTLETON

 
Dates published
weekly, 1888 to 1909.
NCC has
1900: July 25.
Call number
C071 M67n reel 5 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by the Afro Union Club.
OCLC
36995799


MONROE

 
Dates published
1959 to 1969.
NCC has
1959 to 1969.
Call number
VC326 C95 1959-1969 and VC326 C95 1961-1962 (NCC Vault).
OCLC
4565993 and 50602597


NEW BERN

 
Dates published
1868 to unknown.
NCC has
1868.
Call number
C071 N53 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by Freedman's Savings and Trust Company
in New Bern, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.
OCLC
36765390
   
 
Dates published
1886 to unknown.
NCC has
1886.
Call number
C071 N53 (NCC Microfilm).
OCLC
14512227 and 10587961


RALEIGH

 
Dates published
1886.
NCC has
1886.
Call number
C071 R16 reel 5 (NCC Microfilm).
Cb378 S53J (NCC).
Notes
Published by Reverend H. M. Tupper and the Alumni of Shaw University.
OCLC
56090406 and 38892755
   
 
Dates published
1881 to unknown.
NCC has
1883 to 1884.
Call number
C071 R16b (NCC Microfilm).
C071 R16 reel 3 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by Smith, Mebane and Williamson.
OCLC
16502293 and 16117652
   
 
Dates published
1940 to present.
NCC has
1945 to present.
Call number
C071 C292 (Sept. 1946 - Apr. 1966, Jan. 1988 - present, NCC Microfilm).
C071 C292 (1945-1987, NCC Microfiche).
Notes
Published by Carolinian Publishing Company.
OCLC
34797838 and 14183143
   
 
Dates published
bi-weekly, 1890 to 1898.
NCC has
1891 to 1898.
Call number
C071 G28r (NCC Microfilm).
C071 R16 reel 3 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by John H Williamson.
Alternate titles Weekly Gazette and North Carolina Gazette.
OCLC
10033391 and 36491087
   
 
Dates published
weekly, 1879 to 1881.
NCC has
1879 to 1880.
Call number
C071 R16 reel 3 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by C. N. Hunter.
OCLC
16515294
   
 
Dates published
1885 to unknown.
NCC has
1885.
Call number
C071 R16 reel 3 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by J. H. Williamson.
OCLC
16502354
   
 
Dates published
1975 to present.
NCC has
1975.
Call number
FCp071 R449 (NCC).
Notes

Supplement to African American newspapers in North Carolina including The Charlotte Post (Charlotte); The Carolina Times (Durham); Carolina Peacemaker, (Greensboro); The Carolinian (Raleigh).
Published by P.R. Jervay and Associates.

OCLC
61442746
   
 
Dates published
1867 to 1870s
NCC has
1867 and 1874.
Call number
C071 R16 reel 2 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by Frank S Pearson, Jr.
OCLC
16566959 and 12714100


SALISBURY

 
Dates published
1889 to 1893.
NCC has
1889 to 1890.
Call number
VCp378 L78J (NCC Vault).
Notes
Published by Livingstone College.
OCLC
33205929
   
 
Dates published
1989 to 1997.
NCC has
1992 to 1994.
Call number
C071 S81i2 1992- (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by Mason McCullough.
Alternate titles: Iredell County News and Piedmont News.
OCLC
55658332



STATESVILLE

 
Dates published
1980 to 1997.
NCC has
1980 to 1997.
Call number
C071 S81i2 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by Iredell Publishing Company.
Alternate titles: Piedmont Sun and Piedmont News.
OCLC
55657777
   
 
Dates published
1980.
NCC has
1980.
Call number
C071 S81i2 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by Charlotte Post Publishing Company.
OCLC
55658331


WELDON

Dates published
1884 to unknown.
NCC has
1884.
Call number
CO71 M67n reel 12 (NCC Microfilm).
Notes
Published by D. McD. Lindsey.
Alternate titles: Republican; Civil Rights Advocate;
N.C. Republican and Civil Rights Advocate.
OCLC
22156107



WILMINGTON

Dates published
1880 to 1938.
NCC has
1880 to 1938.
Call number
C285 A25 reels 1-4 (NCC Microfilm).
FFC285 A25 (NCC).
Notes
Published in Wilmington and Charlotte.
Edited by Reverend D. J. Sanders.
OCLC
26231193 and 10354392
   
 
Dates published
1988 to 2003.
NCC has
1996 to 2003.
Call number
C071 W74c (NCC)
Notes
Published by Peter Grear and Kathy Davis Grear.
Continued by Greater Diversity News
OCLC
29302317
   
 
Dates published
1890 to 1900.
NCC has
1897 to 1898.
Call number
VC071 W74r (NCC Vault).
Notes
Published by Record Publishing Company.
OCLC
25278042
   
 
Dates published
2003 to present.
NCC has
2003 to present.
Call number
C071 W74c (NCC).
Notes
Published by Peter Grear and Kathy Davis Grear.
Previously The Challenger
OCLC
53929100
   
 
Dates published
1890 to 1899.
NCC has
1895.
Call number
VC071 W74r (NCC Vault).
Notes
Published by Record Publishing Company.
OCLC
25911393



WINSTON-SALEM

Pilot Baptist
 
Dates published
1925 to 1929.
NCC has
Not available in the North Carolina Collection. Wake Forest University has issues from volumes 2-3 (1926-27?).
Notes
Published by Sunday School and BYPU Conventions
of the Pilot Mountain Baptist Association.
Ed., Melville Lewis Jones.
OCLC
5788033
   
 
Dates published
1974 to 1997.
NCC has
1974 to 1997.
Call number
C071 W78c (NCC).
Notes
Published by Winston-Salem Chronicle Publishing Company.
Suceeding title Chronicle (1997 to present).
OCLC
12156348

 

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