Provides comprehensive city, regional and state news, primarily for Richmond, Virginia, from Aug 19, 1985 to the present.
Full-text, abstracts, and citations; 1985 - present; Special attention is given to Virginia's tobacco and agriculture industries, as well as numerous large companies such as the CSX Corporation, Bank of Virginia and James River Corporation. Richmond's employment base extends from chemical, food and tobacco manufacturing to biotechnology, semiconductors and high-tech fibers.
First published in 1882, and founded by 13 former Richmond slaves, the Planet was initially edited by Edmund A. Randolph. Two years later, 21-year-old John Mitchell, Jr., succeeded Randolph and continued as editor for the next 45 years, until 1929. The Planet continued until 1938, when it merged with the Afro-American.
Richmond Afro-American and Richmond Planet (microfilm)
Microfilm access to the Richmond Afro-American and Richmond Planet, 1938 - 1941; 1941-1996.
Full-text archives of six national papers of record and five historically Black papers.
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