New York Age

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The New York Age was a black newspaper produced from 1887 to 1953, and was one of the most influential black newspapers of its time.[1]

The paper had its origins as the weekly New York Globe (not to be confused with the daily The New York Globe founded in 1904), an African-American newspaper, that was published weekly from at least 1880 to November 8, 1884. Co-founded by editor Timothy Thomas Fortune, a former slave,[2] it became The [New York] Freeman from November 22, 1884, to October 8, 1887, published six times weekly. It was co-owned by Jerome B. Peterson, who in 1904 was made the American consul in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.[3]

The paper then became the weekly New York Age from October 15, 1887, to February 27, 1960. From 1953 to 1957, it was titled New York Age Defender.

W.E.B. Du Bois also worked there,[4] as did Fred R. Moore.[5]

Gertrude Bustill Mossell worked at the New York Age from 1885 to 1889.


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