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The Colored American Archive

  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • 18991904

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The Colored American began publishing in 1893 under the ownership of Edward Elder Cooper, who had distinguished himself as the founder of the Indianapolis Freeman, the first illustrated African American newspaper. The Colored American operated its presses at 459 C Street in Washington's northwest quadrant. The weekly publication promoted itself as a national Negro newspaper and it carried lengthy feature stories on the achievements of African Americans across the country. Publisher Cooper relied on contributions from such prominent black journalists such as John E. Bruce and Richard W. Thompson to sustain the national scope of his paper, which readers could obtain for a $2.00 annual subscription.

Archive Info

  • 3,797
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • 18991904

Source Information

The Colored American, 1899–1904 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: December 8, 2014

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Archive Info

  • 3,797
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • 18991904

Source Information

The Colored American, 1899–1904 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: December 8, 2014