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The Ohio Black Press in the 19th Century

Southwestern Review (1878, Cincinnati)

Item

Title

Southwestern Review (1878, Cincinnati)

Creator

George Washington Williams

Location created

Cincinnati, Ohio

Date

1878

Type

Weekly

Archive

Western Reserve Historical Society

Identifier

34 H1.4 046
mq4979: Newspapers, closed stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]

Rights

Public Domain

Description

Southwestern Review was published by George Washington Williams, weekly in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also known as one of the editors of the Colored Citizen, but his contribution to the early newspaper is not confirmed. He was the first African American elected to the Ohio General Assembly in 1879 and served as a state legislator in the following two years. One copy of the Southwestern Review remains: Vol.1, No. 8, on Saturday, April 27, 1878. Later, the newspaper changed its name to "Western Review." Only thirteen or fourteen weeks published, according to John Hope Franklin's George Washington Williams: a Biography, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985; Reprint, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1998. “Equality of Rights, Equality of Duties”