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bringing history to life

Founded in 1905 by Robert S. Abbott, The Chicago Defender Newspaper has long served as one of the most recognized voices of African – Americans.  When mainstream newspapers did not cover the Black experience,

The Chicago Defender was there.

 

The Chicago Defender Archives are being reintroduced to the world for study, review and revisit.  

The majority of these images have never been available to the public.  We invite you to look at what is available online, and to contact them for access to what is in their archives.  

 

The Licenses and Permissions are now being managed by the offices of The Chicago Defender and Real Times Media (the owners).  Please contact them directly with any questions as to how to proceed:

Years in publication

112

250,000+

Actual Photographs

15,000+

Newspaper Editions

 

IMAGES

The people and places and things:

The Chicago Defender Archives are a work in progress.  We are in the process of sorting the collection into specific categories and then formally cataloging them for future reference.  Soon, a significant number of the images will be available online.  For now, please contact us about specific image use.  Some of the categories are below:

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CONTACT 

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Chicago Defender Headquarters

4445 S. King Drive

Chicago, IL  60653

312.225.2400

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Detroit, MI 48201

(313) 963-8100