The Western Appeal, 1885

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The Western Appeal, 1885

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | June 5, 2019

The Western Appeal (later the Appeal), the first Minnesota-published African American newspaper to gain national readership, premiered on this date in 1885 under the editorship of Frederick D. Parker.

This image is of the second issue from our Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub, accessible from anywhere!  http://www.mnhs.org/newspapers/hub