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Updated February 11, 2018

Abolitionst Newspapers


 

The Abolition Intelligencer, founded 1822 by abolitionist John Finely Crowe, Shelby, Kentucky

 

The Abolitionist, founded 1833 by the American Anti-Slavery Society

 

The African Observer, subtitled Illustrative of the General Character and Moral and Political Effect of Negro Slavery, Monthly, founded 1826, published between 1827-1828, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

The African Sentinel and Journal of Liberty, founded 1831, Albany, New York, John E. Stewart (African American), publisher

 

Alton Observer, formerly the St. Louis Observer, founded 1837, Alton, Illinois, editor Elijah Lovejoy, published one year only in 1837

 

Anti-Slavery Advocate

 

Anti-Slavery Bugle, Ohio, Marius Robinson, editor

 

The Colored American, Charles Bennett Ray (African American), editor, owner, published in New York City 1836-1842, owners Samuel Cornish and Phillip Bell, weekly newspaper

 

The Colored Man’s Journal, founded 1851, anti-slavery newspaper, published by free Blacks in New York City

 

The Emancipator, originally founded in 1820 by Quaker minister Elihu Embree, re-established in 1833 by Arthur Tappan, edited by Elizur Wright, Jr.

 

The Free Press, founded 1828, Burlington, Vermont

 

Freedom’s Journal, New York City, founded by Peter Williams, a free Black man, in 1827, edited by John B. Russwurm and Reverend Samuel Cornish

 

Genius of Universal Emancipation, Mount Pleasant, Ohio, founded 1821 by Benjamin Lundy (Quaker); newspaper moved to Baltimore (1824), Washington, DC (1830), Illinois (1839); remained in print until 1839

 

Granite Freeman

 

Herald of Freedom, founded 1840, Concord, New Hampshire, by free Black abolitionist Peter H. Clark; Parker Pillsbury, editor

 

Herald of Freedom, founded 1855, Ohio

 

Human Rights, 1834-1835, Elizur Wright, Jr., editor

 

The Investigator, founded 1827, Providence, Rhode Island, by Reverend William Goodell

 

The Liberalist, founded 1828, New Orleans, Louisiana, Milo Mower, publisher

 

Liberator, founded 1831, William Lloyd Garrison, editor

 

Manumission Intelligencier, founded 1819 by Charles Osborne and Quaker Elihu Embree, of the Manumission Society of Tennessee; renamed The Emancipator in 1820, sold to abolitionist Benjamin Lundy in 1821, renamed the Genius of Universal Emancipation

 

Massachusetts Abolitionist, founded 1839, Elizur Wright, editor

 

Mirror of Liberty, magazine, published by David Ruggles, New York

 

The National Anti-Slavery Standard, founded June 1840, Parker Pillsbury, editor, newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society, operated until April 1870

 

National Era, of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

 

National Enquirer, 1836

 

The National Philanthropist

 

The National Watchman, published in Troy, New York, founded 1842 by free Black abolitionist William G. Allen

 

New York Tribune

 

North Star, founded December 3, 1847, Frederick Douglass, owner, publisher, Martin Delany, publisher, Rochester, New York

 

Palladium of Liberty, founded December 27, 1843, Columbus, Ohio, by free Black abolitionist David Jenkins

 

The Philanthropist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, established 1836, James G. Birney, publisher

 

Quarterly Anti-Slave Magazine, 1835-1838

 

The Ram’s Horn, Thomas van Rensselaer, co-founder, c. 1846-1848

 

The Rights of All (formerly Freedom’s Journal), founded 1829, by Reverend Samuel E. Cornish

 

St. Louis Observer, St.  Louis, Missouri, Elijah P. Lovejoy, publisher, founder, 1833, became the Alton Observer, Alton, Illinois

 

The Slave’s Friend (children magazine), founded by abolitionist Lewis Tappan

 

True American, founded in 1845, published in Lexington, Kentucky, by Cassius Marcellus Clay.