News & Announcements Archive


‘Afro-American’ Newspaper Digital Archive Project Completed

An online database describing the archival materials held by the Afro-American newspaper has been launched. The three-year Johns Hopkins project—administered jointly by the Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Africana Studies—was funded with a $476,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Full story in […]


Unboxing History

Nine decades of history rest in boxes at the Afro-American newspaper. By opening those boxes, student archivists have begun to shed light on thousands of underexplored lives. Read the article in Johns Hopkins Magazine.


Mining the ‘Afro-American’ Archives

In order to preserve The Afro-American Newspaper's archival holdings and make them accessible to the masses, the Center for Africana Studies and the Sheridan Libraries' Center for Educational Resources have embarked on the Diaspora Pathways Archival Access Project, a student internship program funded by a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more in the JHU Gazette.


DPAAP Begins Digging

Five student interns have begun the work of uncovering and describing the contents of The Afro-American Newspapers archives. The 116-year-old Baltimore-based newspaper company is the longest running family-owned African American newspaper in the nation. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Diaspora Pathways Archival Access Project (DPAAP) is a three-year collaboration between JHU’s Center for Africana Studies, the Sheridan Libraries’ […]


Hopkins Marks 30th Anniversary of ‘Callaloo’

Poetry and fiction readings, lectures, conversations, and panel discussions will this week celebrate 30 years of continuous publication of Callaloo, the premier African Diaspora literary journal, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Read more in the JHU Gazette.


‘Afro’ Archives to Be Unlocked by New Grant

The Johns Hopkins University has been awarded $476,000 to collaborate with the Baltimore-based Afro-American Newspapers to open the 115-year-old newspaper company's historic archives to access by scholars and others. Read the article in the JHU Gazette.