John B. Russwurm

John B. Russwurm

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Boston’s connection to ‘Freedom’s Journal’

Pioneering black publication relied on Boston contributors, thought leaders

From the beginning, Boston’s African American community contributed to Freedom’s Journal in vital and significant ways. Published in New York City from 1827 to 1829, Freedom’s Journal was an international outlet for news and opinion pieces by, about and for African Americans. It was distributed in the United States throughout the North and parts of the South, with agents also in Haiti, England and Canada.