1889 1st BLACK illustr newspaper Berea College KENTUCKY

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  • Sold Date: May 30, 2008
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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 providi
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