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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Freedom's Journal

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Freedom's Journal
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.79

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    black-owned, viewpoint, slavery, lasted, however, weekly, view, pages, vote, newspaper, opinion, such, news, since, country, state
     content words:    New York City, New York, Civil War

Other Languages
     Spanish: Periódico Freedom's Journal


Freedom's Journal
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Freedom's Journal was a weekly newspaper. It was the first American newspaper owned and created by blacks! It was formed on March 16, 1827, in New York City. This seems fitting, since slavery was done away with in New York state that same year. The paper was four pages long. The editors ran articles on current events. They also ran editorials or opinion pieces. The paper printed the black viewpoint; this was missing from papers run by whites. The paper covered issues such as slavery, the right to vote, and returning free blacks to Africa. These issues were important to blacks. The editors .....
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