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Title:
The national forum. : (Washington, D.C.) 1910-19??
Place of publication:
Washington, D.C.
Geographic coverage:
  • Washington, District of Columbia  |  View more titles from this: City State
Publisher:
R.W. White
Dates of publication:
1910-19??
Description:
  • Began in Apr. 1910.
Frequency:
Weekly
Language:
  • English
Subjects:
  • African Americans--Washington (D.C.)--Newspapers.
  • Washington (D.C.)--Newspapers.
Notes:
  • "Black publication."
  • Also issued on microfilm from the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format as part of the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 5 (May 28, 1910).
LCCN:
sn 82015056
OCLC:
8797812
ISSN:
1940-7327
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The National Forum (Washington, DC), 1910-19??

The first issue of the National Forum was likely released on April 30, 1910 and the newspaper ran through at least November 12 of that year. The four-page African-American weekly covered such local events as Howard University graduations and Baptist church activities, but its pages also included national news, sports, home maintenance, women's news, science, editorial cartoons, and reprinted stories from national newspapers. Its primary focus was on how the news affected the city's black community. A unique feature was its coverage of Elks Club meetings and activities. Business manager John H. Wills contributed the community-centered "Vanity Fair" column that usually appeared on the front page of each issue. The publisher and editor was Ralph W. White, who went on to publish another African-American newspaper, the McDowell Times of Keystone, West Virginia. Originally located at 609 F St., NW, the newspaper's offices moved in August to 1022 U Street, N.W. to be closer to the African-American community it served. No extant first issue of the National Forum exists.

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