Title

THE A&T REGISTER NEWSPAPER FROM 1915-2015

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Winter 2-6-2016

Abstract

In honor of the 100th-plus anniversary of the The A&T Register student newspaper at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, a group of journalism educators poured through more than 1,400 digitally archived and printed editions of the papers to come up with some of the most important front pages and editorials from the 10 decades of student reporting at a public HBCU from 1915-2009.

Historians say the newspaper dates back as early as 1894. We studied the ones archived in Bluford Library.

Common themes linking the 10 decades were fighting for social justice, "giving a voice to the voiceless" and promoting racial pride. The project is important because research on black student newspapers at HBCUs is extremely rare. N.C. A&T is fortunate to have such a large and rare collection of student newspapers dating back to 1915 so we can learn more about the role of such newspapers in the lives of this university community.

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