Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Nubian Message Archives Now Digital at North Carolina State University

Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Nubian Message Archives Now Digital at North Carolina State University

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Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC has released a fully searchable digital archive of the Nubian Message, the voice of the Black student experience through a partnership with North Carolina State Student Media, back issues from the newspaper's initial issue in 1992 through 2005 are online through the library Rare and Unique Digital Collections. The Nubian Message (a biweekly student newspaper) consists of over 200 issues of the newspaper, comprising over 1,700 pages of content held in the Special Collections Research Center.

The Nubian Message began publication in November 1992 in response to student protests alleging racial bias in reporting, as well as racially inflammatory commentary, by the Technician. In an early editorial, Tony Williamson, the paper's first editor-in-chief, stated his intention to "totally, truthfully, and faithfully cover every aspect of African American life at NCSU."

Users will be able to search the full text of Nubian Message back issues with "search inside" and "hit highlighting" functionality--features forthcoming in the Agromeck (the official yearbook of North Carolina State University) and Technician (the North Carolina State University student newspaper) digital archives. …

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