The rich and often tragic history of Black and Latino Americans has long been ignored.
In Black Chronicle and La Cronica historians and educators use a newspaper format to tell of their contributions and struggles.

Slave Revolts 
1831, Issue 3

The Southern slaveholder had many devices to assure that the system of slave labor remained unchallenged and undisturbed. Plantation owners separated families and people from the same tribe. To protect against slave revolts, hired men and state militia patrolled slave communities. Laws were instituted to prevent free blacks from communicating and meeting with slaves. Despite the efforts of southern slave-owners, however, uprisings including the Nat Turner Revolt, did occur throughout the long history of slavery. In the North, although free blacks faced many restrictions, they were at least able to some extent to organize, forming independent black churches and Masonic lodges and holding anti-slavery meetings. Free black men organized the first black newspaper, Freedom's Journal, published in 1827 by John Russwurm and Samuel Cornish. Anti-slavery editorials were also published by William Lloyd Garrison, editor of the first white abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator.

Topics in this Issue:
  • Slave revolts
  • Slave labor
  • Nat Turner Rebellion
  • Cincinnati ousts black citizens
  • David Walker's Revolt
  • Blacks in the War of 1812

Black Chronicle

Issue 3

Blacks in the War of 1812