Since 1945, the Florida Sentinel Bulletin has provided a record of day-to-day life in Tampa’s African American communities. Because more mainstream newspapers rarely covered the lives or activities of the black community, the Florida Sentinel Bulletin provides a unique perspective of the black community’s history. The roles of black women and the black community’s transformation during the Civil Rights Movement are of particular interest, as highlighted through coverage of the social, political, cultural, and religious activities of this period.
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.