1889 1st BLACK illustr newspaper Berea College KENTUCKY

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SEE PHOTO----- COMPLETE, ORIGINAL and very rare early Black published newspaper, the Indianapolis Weekly Freeman (Indiana) dated May 4, 1889. Two inside pages of detailed engravings and text on the Negro College, BEREA COLLEGE in Kentucky ( see below ). Shows the buildings and many of the teachers who taught t

T is also a front page engraving and long biography of Garnet Douglass Baltimore, an early Black civil engineer in Troy, New York.

The Indianapolis Freeman was the VERY FIRST National Black illustrated newspaper ( see below ) and its motto (in the masthead) reads: "A National Colored Weekly Newspaper." It is similar in appearance to the NY Daily Graphic but concentrates on news and events of interest to the national Negro Community. It covers much of the news of interest to the Black community and that the White main stream press ignored. T are many ads, some illustrated, for businesses that catered to the Negro community.

Berea College is a small liberal arts work college in Berea, Kentucky (south of Lexington ), founded in 1855. Current full-time enrollment is 1,500 students. Berea College is distinctive among post-secondary institutions for providing low-cost education to students from low-income families and for having been the first college in the Southern United States to be coeducational and racially integrated . Berea College charges no tuition; every admitted student is provided the equivalent of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship (currently worth more than $90,000).

Repeatedly ranked as the top college in the South for academics and for service learning, Berea offers undergraduate academic programs in 28 different fields. Berea College has a full-participation work-study program. All students are required to work at least 10 hours per week in campus and service jobs in over 130 departments. Berea's primary service region is the Southern Appalachian region, but students come from all states in the United States and more than 60 other countries. Approximately one in three students represents an ethnic minority.

Founded in 1855 on the abolitionist principles of John Gregg Fee ( 1816 -1901 ), Berea College admitted both black and white students in a fully integrated curriculum , making it the first nonsegregated, coeducational college in the South and one of a handful of institutions of higher learning to admit both male and female students in the mid-1800s. The College began as a one-room schoolhouse that also served as a church on Sundays. Although the school's first articles of incorporation were adopted in 1859, founder John Gregg Fee and the teachers were forced out of the area by pro- slavery supporters in that same year. Fee spent the Civil War years raising funds for the school and returned afterward to continue his work. In 1869, the first college students were admitted, and the first bachelor's degrees were awarded in 1873.

Edward C. Cooper founded the Indianapolis Freeman , the first black illustrated newspaper, in 1888. It was the VERY FIRST National Black illustrated newspaper and its motto (in the masthead) reads: "A National Colored Weekly Newspaper." Subsidized by the Republican Party for some of its existence, the Freeman enjoyed large circulation because of its news coverageâe(tm)s variety and scope and its attention to black culture. It is similar in appearance to the NY Daily Graphic but concentrates on news and events of particular interest to the national Negro Community. In the 1890s, the Freeman acquired a reputation as the countryâe(tm)s leading black journal. Black press historian, I. Penn Garland, called it âeoeThe Harperâe(tm)s Weekly of the colored race.âe

The Freeman achieved this status with a team of correspondents covering issues and events of interest to African Americans across the na...

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