The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
The Western Appeal, 1885
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