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Weekly Challenger African American Digital Newspaper Archive Research Guide

Introduction: Weekly Challenger Digital Newspaper Archive

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.

In 2013 an agreement between the USF Nelson Poynter Memorial Library and the Johnson family allowed the library to become the home for existing print issues of The Weekly Challenger. Since 2016 the library and newspaper have worked in partnership to create the digital Weekly Challenger newspaper archive.

This research guide is part of the USF Libraries African American Experience in Florida (AAE) online portal.
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Research Guide INDEX)

STORYMAPS PAGE ABOUT THE WEEKLY CHALLENGER

VIDEOS / PHOTOS

Chronology

Our chronology helps preserve and share historical stories from The Weekly Challenger

It begins with the founding of the newspaper in September 1967, and not only includes the history of The Weekly Challenger, but also the history of St. Petersburg's African American community.

CHRONOLOGY

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010 - 2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Index


ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE AND HISTORY
(ASALH, St. Petersburg, Florida, branch)

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TAMPA AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY RESOURCES

FLORIDA AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY RESOURCES