Penelope L. Bullock (essay date 1981)
SOURCE: Bullock, Penelope L. “In Retrospect.” In The Afro-American Periodical Press: 1838-1909, pp. 205-21. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981.
[In the following essay, Bullock summarizes the development of African-American periodicals between 1838 and 1909.]
We would call attention distinctly to the permanent and reference value of the contents of each number. Lapse of years will not diminish the value of these papers; on the contrary, they will increase in value.
—A. M. E. Church Review, July, 1896
During these seven decades [between 1838 and 1909],...
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