Archive Record

Object Name Newspaper
Catalog Number 1987.025.001.b
Collection Times Collection
Description One issue of "The Chattanooga Advocate," which was an African American publication. Published by Chattanooga Advocate Publishing Company. D.P. Craig, Jr. was Editor and Manager. Motto: "Race Elevation."

b) Volume 1 No. 19, dated January 21, 1916.

First page has banner headline: "The Local Negro Business League Elects Officers, For The Year 1969. And Plans To Do Great Work is Being Made." Left column: G.W. Franklin re-elected as President; J.F. Trimble, VP; Dr. P.A. Stephens, Sec; D.P. Craig Assistant.

Next column indicates that John Devine Clark, from Richmond, has accepted the position as Assistant Editor and Business Manager of the Chattanooga Advocate.

Also at top of page: "Helen Holmes In the Great Railroad Film Novel The Girl & The Game" by Frank Hamilton Spearman who writes the story to date and a synopsis of the third installment. Further chapters will appear every Friday at the Grand Theatre and will be included each week in The Chattanooga Advocate.

Second page includes a letter "To the Colored People of the United States," advising that the Trustees of the Tuskegee Normal & Industrial Institute will be raising a Booker T. Washington Memorial fund of two million dollars in memory of Washington who passed away on November 14, 1915. The letter was signed by Emmett J. Scott, Secretary.

Four photographs that are shown on this page: Dr. Shamborguer of Wiley Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church; Mr. Lee J. Suggs, President of the N.C.C.D.B.S.S. Convention; Rev. G. K. Wilson, pastor of the Second Baptist Church; and Rev. H.J. Johnson, community working pastor.

A list of members of Orchard Knob Baptist Church is included.

Third page is a replica of the January 14th issue (see 1987.025.001.a).

The top half of the fourth page has, in large print, the following:
The Chattanooga Advocate Will Not Be Published Next Week Due To The Fact The Introduction Number Setting Out What This PAPER Stands For, And To Show The Merchants That Indorses A Colored Enterprise Is Being Preared." [sic]

The lower half of this page repeats the news from the January 14th issue (see 1987.025.001.a).
Date 1916
Dates of Creation January 21, 1916
Extent of Description 24.00" x 18.00"
Title The Chattanooga Advocate
Accession number 1987.025