Archive Record

Object Name Newspaper
Catalog Number 1987.025.001.a
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."

a) Volume 1, No. 18, dated January 14, 1916.

The left hand column is dedicated to an article by the Editor, who calls to improve the deplorable conditions of "the young girls of the race." The emphasis is on school girls and the carelessness of the parents. "Do the parents of these girls know where they are or where they go?" The editor feels strongly that night dances at dance halls are "leading young girls to destruction."

The next column is devoted to the condition of the colored waiting room at the Union Station, especially the rest rooms, with very graphic description of this area. Written by the Editor.

There is a death list of colored people in December, 1915.

Social News:
The Progressive Club meeting news;
A dinner dance given at the Masonic Hall in honor of the sister of Mrs. Kincade of 912-1/2 Douglas St. A list of guests was included along with details of the evening; Wiley Memorial Church news; Warren Chapel Circle news.

A column titled "What the Peoqle [sic] Are doeing [sic] and those that are Sick" with a list of illnesses, deaths, births and a variety of social activities.

An article about the meeting of the National Negro Business League, to be held in Kansas City on August 16-18, 1916. The first night's session will be devoted to Memorial exercises in honor of founder and first President of the National Negro League, Booker T. Washington.

Right hand column: a synopsis of "HELEN Holmes in a great railroad film Novel The Girl And The Game," the synopsis written by Frank Hamilton Spearman. Indicated at the end of the article: "A new two-act chapter of this great railroad film novel will appear each week at this theatre."

Second page features an article on Rev. E. More, Pastor of St. James Baptist Church, with two photographs, one receiving his degree of D.D. The article includes a history of the church, which was founded in 1866. Included on this page: a photo of "Mrs. Romonia Flora, A Charming Visitor to Chatt." and news of the Equal Rights Convention, Orchard Knoll School, theatricals, Wiley Memorial Church, the Tabernacle Baptist Church with photos, and other local news.

Third page includes article on the new President of Tuskegee Institute, Maj. Robert R. Moton, with his history. Other news of areas: Swanee, Hartsville, Shelbyville. Three photos: East Side Pharmacy, West Side Pharmacy and James Building, the home of the Chattanooga Advocate.

Fourth page is mainly of short articles, amusing antidotes, popular "sayings." Also news of Graytown, and a letter to Mr. Craig, Editor, from Emmett J. Scott, Secretary of the Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, inviting Craig or a member of his staff to the Tuskegee Negro Conference on January 19-20, 2016.

Date 1916
Dates of Creation January 14, 1916
Extent of Description 24.00" x 18.00"
Title The Chattanooga Advocate
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 1987.025