Weekly Challenger Chronology and Research Guide (1967-Present)

Introduction: Weekly Challenger Chronology and Research Guide (1967-Present)

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.

Introduction: Digital USFSP Weekly Challenger Archive

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.

Related Local History Resources

BOOKS

St. Petersburg's Historic 22nd Street South.
By Rosalie Peck and Jon Wilson.
Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

St. Petersburg's Historic African American Neighborhoods:
Community, Culture, and Connection
.
By Rosalie Peck and Jon Wilson.
Charleston, SC: History Press, 2008.   
 
St. Petersburg Florida. Black America Series.
By Sandra W. Rooks. 
Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
 
On the Bethel Trail.
By Enoch D. Davis. 
St. Petersburg: Valkyrie Press, 1979.
 
Baseball Under Siege: The Yankees, the Cardinals, and a Doctor's Battle to Integrate Spring Training.
By Adam Henig. Ralph Wimbish Jr. (Foreword).
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.

 

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