Born a slave, John Edward Bruce (1856-1924) went on to write for, edit, or found an astonishing number of periodicals. His correspondence and manuscripts will furnish historians with an unparalleled look at the newspaper world of the late nineteenth century and at the opinions of this important African-American writer. In 1879 Bruce founded his first paper; the coming years would see him found four other papers, edit two more papers and two magazines, and write as a correspondent for more than twenty black-owned papers and for prominent white-owned papers as well. This collection includes a large amount of correspondence; also provided are his manuscripts for drama, fiction, and poetry, plus his better-known nonfiction writings.
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