Harry C. Smith, founder, editor and proprietor of The Cleveland Gazette
for much of its early existence.
The Cleveland Gazette was a weekly newspaper published in Cleveland, Ohio from August 25, 1883, to May 20, 1945. It was an African-American newspaper owned and edited by Harry Clay Smith, initially with a group of partners. Circulation was estimated between 5,000 and 18,000.
The Gazette became the longest-publishing African-American weekly in the U.S., earning its nickname "The Old Reliable" by never missing a Saturday publication date in 58 years.