This Day in History: 1827-03-16
Freedom’s Journal, the first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States, is founded by Rev. John Wilk and other free black men in New York City, published weekly starting with the 16 March 1827 issue. Freedom’s Journal was superseded in 1829 by The Rights of All, published between 1829 and 1830 by Samuel Cornish, the former senior editor of the Journal. Learn more.