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African American Civil Rights Movement: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful dates to search for African American Civil Rights:

  • May 17, 1954: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
  • Dec. 1, 1955: Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Sept. 4, 1957: Little Rock Nine
  • July 2,1964: Passage of the Civil Rights Act
  • April 4, 1968:  Assination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Minneapolis Spokesman
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch 
  • St. Paul Recorder

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Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.

The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   

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