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BLACK NEWSPAPERS IN ILLINOIS



Source: Journal of Illinois State Historical Society

September 1973, Vol LXVIII, No. 4
[Printed by the authority of the State of Illinois]
Transcribed by Kim Torp




CITY
and
NEWSPAPER

DATES, FREQUENCY
and TYPE of
PUBLICATION

EDITOR
or
PUBLISHER

 

ALTON

 
Advance Citizen

1892-1932

W - G

H. T. Bowman

 

BLOOMINGTON

 
American Pilot

1896-1899

W - G

H. W. Jameson

Cooperative News

1933-1938

W - G

A. R. Rhodes

 

BROOKLYN

 
Monitor

1886-18(?)

W - G

R. L. Perry

 

CAIRO

 
American

1905-1906

W - G

T. A. Head

Baptist Truth

1894-1924

W - R

C. C. Wilson

Evangelical Herald

1919-1934

M - R

Carrie C. Skelton

Gazette

1881-1890

M - G

W. T. Scott

Illinois Messenger

1925-1933

W - R

Frank M. Liston

Sentinel

1890-1895

W - G

T. A. Head

Three States

1881-1883

W - G

M. Gladden (Gladding?)

Weekly Gazette

1862-1881

W - G

William T. Scott

 

 CHAMPAIGN

 
Illinois Times

1941-1971

W - G

Edgar G. Harris

Plain Truth

1967-1969(?)

W - G

Roy Williams

 

CHICAGO

 

Abbotts Weekly & Illus. News

1933-1934 

W - G

Robert S. Abbott

Advance

1890-1900

W - G

R. J. Raymond

Advocate

1873-1877

M - B 

Martin Ryan

All About Us

1896-1899

W - G

T. P. Rawlings

A.M.E. Record

1895- (?)

W - R

Editor unknown

American Eagle

1921-1925

M - G

Benjamin Pendleton

Appeal

1885-1926

W - G

C. F. Adams

Aspect

1908-1908

W - G

Editor unknown

Bee

1925-1947

W - G

Katherine E. Irvine

Bee-Free Speech

1888-1895

W - G

C. H. Shotwell

Black Truth

1968-1970

W - G

Sigmonde Wimberli

Black World

(?) - (?)

M - G

Editor unknown

Broad Ax

1895-1935

W - G

Elvie Porter

Bronzeman

1929-1929

M - G

Fireside Pub. Co.

Brotherhood

1890- (?)

W - G

J. H. Magee

Bulletin

1958-1972

W - G

Hurley Green, Sr.

Busy Bee

1896- (?)

W - G

Editor unknown

Chicago Courier

1938- (--)

W - G

Lorenzo C. Young

Chicago Daily Defender

1956- (--)

D - G

John H. Sengstacke

Christian Gibraltar

1910-1970

W - R

A. D. Hawkins

Christian Science

1895- (?)

W - R

Editor unknown

Chronicle

1918- (?)

W - G

Gerald L. Jamison

Chruch Organ

1893-1898

W - R

T. P. Rawlings

Church Record

1895- (?)

W - R

Editor unknown

Citizen

1965- (--)

W - G

Gus Savage

Clipper

1885-1898

W - G

Cornelius Lennox

Conservator

1878-1914

W - G

Ferdinand Lee Barnett

Courier

1932-1932

W - G

George Sydney

Crusader

1937- (?)

W - G

Everett J. Hill

Daily Bulletin

1921-1921

M - G

Sumner Alexander

Daily Times

(?) - (?)

D - G

Editor unknown

Defender

1905- (--)

W - G

John Sengstacke

Dynamite

1936-1939

W - G

George Davenport

Eagle

1889-1930

W - G

Henry F. Donovan

East Side Monitor

(?) - (?)

W - G

Editor unknown

Egyptian Sun

(?) - (?)

W - G

Editor unknown

Enterprise

1918-1931

W - G

Jacob Tipper

Evening World

1919-1919

D - G

Editor unknown

Fellowship Herald

1916-1916

W - G

Ida Wells Barnett

Free Lance

1895-1926

W - G

W. Forrest Cozart

Free Speech

1888-1898

W - G

J. L. Fleming

Gazette

1950- (--)

W - G

James E. Smith

Hero

1889-1891

W - G

Cornelius Lennox

Home Journal

(?) - (?)

W - G

Nettie George Sspeedy

Home News

1925-1925

W - G

Editor unknown

Idea

1900-1918

W - G

W. D. Neighbors

Illinois Chronicle

1900-1921

W - G

H. W. Rhea

Illinois Idea

1903-1922

W - G

S. B. Turner

Inquirer

1926-1926

W - G

(?) Kelly

Lawndale Drum

1970- (--)

W - G

Shelvien Hall

Leader

1905-1906

W - G

W. Allison Sweeney

Messenger

1942-1944

W - G

Editor unknown

Metro News

1972- (?)

W - G

Charles B. Armstrong

Metropolitan News

1935-1938

W - G

N. K. McGill

Metropolitan Post

1938-1940

W - G

Roscoe C. Simmons

Mirror

1937-1944

M - G

Editor unknown

Mission Star

1890- (?)

W - G

Cornelius Lennox

Modern Farmer

1930-1932

D - B

Leon R. Harris

Monitor

1914-1915

W - G

Editor unknown

Muhammad Speaks

1961- (--)

W - G

John Woodford

National Aspect

1910-1912

W - G

Editor unknown

Negro Champion

1925-1929

W - G

Cyril V. Briggs

New Crusader

1940- (--)

W - G

Dorothy Leavell

News Ledger

1938-1941

W - B

Anthony Wharton

Observer

1885- (?)

W - G

Andrew F. Bradley

Observer

1964- (--)

W - G

I. Schrieff

Owl

196(?)-196(?)

W - G

Dan Burley

Pathfinder

(?) - (?)

W - G

Editor unknown

People's Advocate

1900-1926

W - G

R. E. Parker

People's Voice

1918-1918

W - G

Oscar DePriest

Plain Dealer

1888-1922

W - G

Robert Harper

Reflector

1895-1906

W - G

T. P. Rawlings

Republican

1888-1889

W - G

John F. C. Taylor

Review

1929-1932

W - G

Perry C. Thompson

Royal Messenger

1921-1932

W - G

R. A. Williams

Savoyager

1929-1932

W - G

James J. ("Gentle Jimmy") Gentry

Search Light

1910-1932

W - G

Bernard W. fitts

Smith's Arrow Weekly

(?) - (?)

W - B

Thomas B. Smith

Southside Digest

1931-1931

W - G

Earl Morris

Spokesman

1932-1932

W - G

Roscoe C. Simmons

Standard

1894-1895

W - G

Editor unknown

Star

1910-1946

W - G

Sylvester Russell

Sun

1924-1924

W - G

Editor unknown

Sunday Bee

1925-1947

W - G

Olive Myrl Diggs

Supreme Liberty Guardian

(?) - 1938

W - B

Harry H. Pace

Times

1927-1927

M - G

Editor unknown

Voice

1910- (?)

W - G

J. Max Barber

Voice of the Negro

1901-1901

M - G

Editor unknown

Weekly Reporter

1906-1906

W - G

Editor unknown

West Side Torch

1969-1969

W - G

Editor unknown

Western Opinion

1906-1909

W - G

Alton H. Blake

Whip

1919-1939

W - G

Joseph B. Bibb

Woodlawn Booster

1932-1973

W - G

Hurley Green

World

1900-1902

W - G

B. F. Harris

World

1918-1953

W - G

Jacob R. Tipper

 

DANVILLE

 
Black Vanguard

(?) - (?)

W - G

Editor unknown

Illinois Times

1939-1941

W - G

Edgar G. Harris

International

1901-1902

W - G

J. M. Batchman

Inter-State Echo

1909-1920

W - G

Charles W. Colley

 

DECATUR

 
Advance Citizen

1892-1932

W - G

H. T. Bowman

TheVoice

(?) - (?)

W - G

Editor unknown

 

EAST ST. LOUIS

 
Advance Citizen

1892-1932

W - G

H. T. Bowman

Beacon

196(?)- (--)

W - G

W. Nicholas Bowie

Crusader

1941- (--)

W - G

Wesley McNeese

East Side Monitor

1970-197(?)

W - G

Editor unknown

Empire Weekly News

196(?)-197(?)

W - G

Editor unknown

Forum

1928-1929

W - G

Editor unknown

Monitor

1962- (--)

W - G

Roy Jordan

Negro Democrat

(?) - (?)

W - G

Editor unknown

Sentinel

1904-1909

W - G

L. E. Christy

Southern Illinois Press

1922-1924

W - G

W. E. Officer

Spotlight

1937- (?)

W - G

Elmer Miller

Tri State Tribune

(?) - (?)

W - G

Benjamin J. Perkins

 

EVANSTON

 
Evanston Guide

1929-1932

W - G

Editor unknown

Evanston Newsette

1941- (?)

W - G

Editor unknown

Evanston Weekly

1915-1931

W - G

W. H. Gill

North Shore Examiner

1968- (--)

W - G

Randolph R. Tomlinson

 

GALESBURG

 
Western Herald

1884-1885

W - R

Richard de Baptiste

 

HARVEY

 
Chicago South Suburban News

1964- (--)

W - G

Charles Armstrong

Journal (Chicago)

1968- (--)

W - G

C. T. Jones

Journal (Chicago Heights)

1968- (--)

W - G

C. T. Jones

Journal (Joliet)

1968- (--)

W - G

C. T. Jones

Journal (Markham)

1968- (--)

W - G

C. T. Jones

Journal (Robbins)

1968- (--)

W - G

C. T. Jones

Suburban Journal

1968- (--)

W - G

C. T. Jones

 

JOLIET

 
Voice

1950- (?)

W - G

Lucien Holman

 

KANKAKEE

 
Progressive Era

1924-1942

W - G

Harry Anderson

 

LITCHFIELD

 
Aftro-American Advocate

1892-1893

W - G

Editor unknown

 

MAYWOOD

 
Suburban Echo-Reporter

1964- (--)

W - G

Myrtle Jefferson

 

METROPOLIS

 
Baptist Truth

1896-1900

M - R

J. B. McCrary

Christian Anchor

(?) - (?)

W - R

J. D. Alston

Gazette

1897-1938

W - G

J. B. McCrary

 

MOLINE

 
Modern Farmer

(?) - (?)

D - B

Editor unknown

 

MOUND CITY

 
Egyptian Sun

1924-1940

W - G

Gwendolyn Chambliss

Star

1908-1925

W - G

Adron W. Webb

 

PEORIA

 
Advance Citizen

1892-1932

W - G

H. T. Bowman

Assoc. of Pub. Services Press

1972-1972

(?) - B

James F. Arbuckle

Black Rapper

1968-1970

W - G

Alvertus Jenkins

Bronze Citizen

1944-1950

M - G

Dorothy A. Mitchell

Bronze Citizen Magazine

1945-1948

M - G

Clifford Hazelwood

Bronze Informer

1945-1946

W - G

Clifford Hazelwood

Bronze Peoria Herald

1964-1968

W - G

Valeska S. Hinton

Forum

1906-1915

W - G

E. L. Rogers

Informer

1934-1939

W - G

William Evans

Peoria Whrilwind

1962-197(?)

W - G

W. R. Gardner

Spectator

1955-1955

W - G

Geirud Crockett

Traveler Weekly

1968-197(?)

W - G

J. O. Allen

Weekly Enterprise

1952-1952

W - G

Editor unknown

 

QUINCY

 
Advocate

1906- (?)

W - G

Editor unknown

Illinois Informer

192(?)-1926

W - G

S. N. Schumacher

Illinois Progress

1892-1900

W - G

T. L. Allen

 

ROBBINS

 
Herald

1917-1950

W - G

C. E. Brown

Informer

1948-1949

W - G

Marion Lee Smith

 

ROCKFORD

 
Crusader

1950-1972

W - G

Richard T. Hodges

 

ROCK ISLAND

 
Tri City Oracle

1898-1900

W - G

J. W. Washington

 

SPRINGFIELD

 
Advance Citizen

1892-1932

W - G

H. T. Bowman

Argus

1913-1915

W - G

Editor unknown

Capitol City News

1942-1951

W - G

Simeon Osby

Chronicle

1917-1917

W - G

Editor unknown

Eye

1890-1893

W - G

Editor unknown

Forum

1904-1927

W - G

E. L. Rogers

Illinois Chronicle

1912-1969

W - G

Inman E. Foster

Illinois Conservator

1902-1950

W - G

E. L. Rogers

Illinois Record

1897-1899

W - G

Charles Hall

Illinois State Messenger

1897-1900

W - G

H. T. Bowman

Industrial Journal

(?) - (?)

M

Karl Monte

Leader

1902-1918

W - G

W. T. Scott

Liberia Advocate

(?) - (?)

M

Editor unknown

Messenger

1888-1889

W - G

Thomas T. Brown

National Standard Enterprise

1894-1903

W - G

G. H. McDaniel

Negro Democrat

1934-1936

W - G

Editor unknown

Spirit of Black Springfield

1968-1968

W - G

Irvin Jackson

Springfield's Voice

1973- (--)

W - G

William Washington

State Capital

1886-1915

W - G

S. B. Turner

 

URBANA

 
Informer

(?) - (?)

M - G

E. W. B. Curry

 




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