Joining the University Library's subscription of ProQuest historical newspapers is a back file of the Pittsburgh Courier newspapers. This database provides full page and article images with searchable full text from the Courier (1950-1954: City ed.), New Pittsburgh courier (1969-1981: City ed.), New Pittsburgh courier (1981-2002), Pittsburgh courier (1911-1950: City ed.), and Pittsburgh courier (1955-1965: City ed.). The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue in PDF format.
The Pittsburgh Courier was one of the most widely circulated Black newspapers during the early twentieth century, and focused on social and cultural issues relating to the Black community. Numerous African American writers and intellectuals contributed to the Courier, helping the paper become one of the most important African American newspapers of the twentieth century.
Search the Pittsburgh Courier alone or in the suite of ProQuest historical newspapers available from the University Library. Also access the collection through The Black Studies Center long with the New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) and the Chicago Defender (1905-1975),