Our chronology and research guide helps preserve and share historical stories from The Weekly Challenger.
It begins with the founding of the newspaper in September 1967, and not only includes the history of The Weekly Challenger, but also the history of St. Petersburg's African-American community.
We look forward to adding to this historical chronology, while always wondering what the stories of the future will be.
The Weekly Challenger has documented the history of St. Petersburg's African American community since the newspaper was established by Cleveland Johnson Jr. in September 1967.
In March 2013 an agreement between the USFSP Nelson Poynter Memorial Library and the Johnson family allowed the library to become the home for existing issues of The Weekly Challenger. Since that time, the library and newspaper have worked together to create the Digital USFSP Weekly Challenger Archive.
OLIVE B. McLIN COMMUNITY HISTORY PROJECT