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Newspaper The Freeman (Indianapolis [Ind.]) 1884-1927

About this Newspaper


  • The Freeman (Indianapolis [Ind.]) 1884-1927


  • Howland, Louis, 1857-1934

Dates of Publication

  • 1884-1927

Created / Published

  • Indianapolis [Ind.] : Louis Howland


  • -  African American newspapers--Indiana
  • -  African Americans--Indiana--Indianapolis--Newspapers
  • -  Indianapolis (Ind.)--Newspapers
  • -  Marion County (Ind.)--Newspapers
  • -  African American newspapers
  • -  African Americans
  • -  Indiana
  • -  Indiana--Indianapolis
  • -  Indiana--Marion County
  • -  United States--Indiana--Marion--Indianapolis


  • Newspapers


  • -  Weekly
  • -  Began in 1884; ceased in 1927.
  • -  Editors: Louis Howland, <1886>; Edward E. Cooper, <1888>.
  • -  Publishers: Edward E. Cooper, ; George L. Knox, .
  • -  Numbering starts over again in July 1888.
  • -  Microfilmed for the Committee on Negro Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and Bell & Howell, by the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
  • -  Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 14 (Nov. 20, 1884).


  • volumes

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn82016211

OCLC Number

  • 9201961

ISSN Number

  • 2997-5794

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Chicago citation style:

The Freeman Indianapolis Ind. -1927. (Indianapolis, IN), Jan. 1 1884.

APA citation style:

(1884, January 1) The Freeman Indianapolis Ind. -1927. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

The Freeman Indianapolis Ind. -1927. (Indianapolis, IN) 1 Jan. 1884. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,