Accessible Archives® publishes African-American newspapers, part XIV: The Canadian Observer, 1914-1919

MALVERN, Pennsylvania., June 22, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Accessible Archives, Inc., A Digital Publisher of Historical Full-Text Primary Source Collections, Announces New Primary Source Addition to Its Famous African American Newspaper Collection – Part XIV: The Canadian Observer, 1914-1919.

African-American Newspapers, Part XIV: The Canadian Observer, 1914-1919 extends historical newspaper coverage of descendants of former American slaves who traveled the Underground Railroad to Canada – the underground railroad and the quest for freedom in Canada is a central theme in many African American newspapers from Accessible Archives.

African Canadians have long struggled for social justice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Canadian Observer, published from 1914 to 1919, became the voice of the black community in Toronto and all along Ontario.

Iris L. Hanney, President, Unlimited Priorities, says that “the publication of this new addition to the African American newspaper collection underscores the accessible Archives’ ongoing commitment to providing diversity in its historical content by providing an intimate look at life and culture African-Canadians in the period 1914-1919. “

The Canadian Observer, 1914-1919, “The Official Organ of the Colored Peoples in Canadawas published by prominent activist JRB Whitney. It contained a wealth of information on African-Canadian culture and daily life during a turbulent period in Canadian history – 1914-1919. Firsthand, press articles, editorials and letters to the editor discussed the main events and issues of the day:

  • First World War
  • Social activism regarding racial discrimination and segregation
  • African Diaspora, in particular Caribbean immigration
  • Activities of African Americans below the border

The Canadian Observer, 1914-1919 has also devoted much of its coverage to:

  • National and provincial news of interest to the African-Canadian community
  • Political, financial and economic events, analyzes and personalities
  • African-Canadian literary activities
  • Religious activities
  • Advertising of consumer goods and services of interest to the African-Canadian community

In addition, the pages of The Canadian Observer, 1914-1919 included short biographies, vital statistics and a host of appeals and articles, all of which contributed to the African-Canadian experience.

Throughout its journey from 1914 to 1919, Ee Canadian Observereyewitness accounts, vivid descriptions of daily life, news articles, editorials and the activities of its editor were aimed at improving the lives of African Canadians in from Canada society. The newspaper promoted racial politics and social activism which led to the rise of racial awareness in Canada.

About Accessible Archives, Inc.
Accessible Archives provide vast amounts of archived historical information that were previously only available in microform, hard copy, or images only. Databases containing various primary sources – leading books, newspapers and periodicals – reflect broad views on 18e, 19e, and early 20e America of the Century. The Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and periods to help scholars and students at all academic levels.

About Unlimited Priorities LLC©
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