Journalism

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The Weekly Challenger photograph collection

The Weekly Challenger has documented the history of St. Petersburg’s African American community since the newspaper was established by Cleveland Johnson, Jr. in September 1967.

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The Weekly Challenger Newspaper

The Weekly Challenger has documented the history of St. Petersburg’s African American community since the newspaper was established by Cleveland Johnson, Jr. in September 1967.

Dates: 1973-2020

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Florida Sentinel Bulletin

Published since 1945, the Florida Sentinel Bulletin provides a unique perspective of the Black community’s history and highlights the social, political, cultural, and religious activities of African Americans in Tampa.

Dates: 1971-2018

Special Collections holds incomplete runs from 1971-2008; holdings from 1946-1970 are available on microfilm. Digital copies of the newspaper from 2007- 2010 can be found here. For detailed holdings information, click here.

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Neighborhood News photographic collection

Of the 64 images in this collection, many were published in the African American news section of the St. Petersburg Times during the 1940s and 1950s.

Dates: ca. 1948-1951
Extent: 1 box

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Papers of Norman E. Jones, Sr.

The papers of Norman E. Jones, Sr. include selected recordings, correspondence, documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting his controversial opinions on racial integration, civil rights, the Black Power Movement, and Black Studies.

Dates: ca. 1960s-1970s
Extent: 7 boxes

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