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The Akron Reporter collection includes 1969-1999 and 2003-2016.

 

Akron’s newspaper serving African Americans, The Reporter, has been documenting the community’s history since 1969. Established that year by William R. Ellis, Sr., The Reporter was founded as a response to a lack of coverage by the mainstream press. The Ellis family continues to operate this weekly newspaper that records the lives and perspectives of our African American residents, covering everything from church histories, biographies, and social events to articles about current issues.  Thanks to the Akron-Summit County Public Library and a grant from the Dick and Chris Chenoweth Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The Reporter is now available online for researchers, students, and family historians.

 

 
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