The American Revolution and Early Republic
Freedom’s Journal was founded in 1827 by John B. Russwurm and Samuel Cornish. The paper’s masthead stated the paper was “devoted to the improvement of the colored population.” Much of the publication’s efforts were to highlight how Black people had been misrepresented in society, and that other news sources often published stereotypes and misrepresentations. The paper was published until 1830.
Freedom's Journal, March 16, 1827. John B. Russwurm and Samuel Cornish, founders. Library of Congress