Using the Indianapolis Recorder and The Freeman Newspapers, 1890-1930

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African-American newspapers played a critical role in the dissemination of news in communities both large and small across Indiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn about two major publications – the Indianapolis Recorder and The Freeman – and discover how to expand your knowledge of ancestors from the Hoosier State and beyond.

Presenter Tim Pinnick is an author, national speaker and researcher. He is a recognized specialist in black newspaper research and the author of Finding and Using African American Newspapers. An associate instructor in the “Researching African American Ancestors” course at the Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, he was also a faculty member at the inaugural Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute.