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How ‘The Emancipator,’ The First Antislavery Newspaper, Is Being Revived For The 21st Century by Carlie Porterfield

Announcing: The Emancipator

Boston Globe Opinion and Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research announce The Emancipator — a reimagination of antislavery newspapers to reframe the conversation on racial justice.

The Emancipator, the country’s first abolitionist newspaper, has been resurrected more than 200 years after it was first founded in a project coordinated by Boston University and the Boston Globeto examine today’s national conversation surrounding racism and racial justice.

Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and the opinions team at the Boston Globe teamed up to revive the abolitionist periodical, which will “marry the best of scholarship and the best of journalism,” according to Ibram X. Kendi, the director of the Antiracist Research Center at Boston University and one of the project’s cofounders.

The Emancipator will be reimagined as a free online section of the Boston Globe website and publish content like written and video op-eds, data visualizations and virtual conversations from both journalists and scholars, according to Boston University. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2021/03/16/how-the-emancipator-the-first-anti-slavery-newspaper-is-being-revived-for-the-21st-century/?sh=7c0abc3315bd

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