Professor's Project Highlights Stories In African-American Papers

Published: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:47pm
Updated: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:55pm

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ASU Professor Matthew Delmont

African-American newspapers have been an important part of black communities and culture for decades, but they can also provide a different perspective on American history.

That was the aim of ASU Professor Matthew Delmont in his digital history project, "Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers."

For a year, Delmont highlighted an item from an African-American paper every day. Each one focused on what would be considered a standard community story.

We spoke with Delmont about his effort.

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