Carolina Peacemaker
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Carolina Newspapers, Inc.
EditorAfrique I. Kilimanjaro
LanguageAmerican English
Headquarters807 Summit Ave
Greensboro, Guilford County, NC 27405
CountryUnited States
OCLC number27183769

The Carolina Peacemaker is an African-American weekly newspaper in Greensboro in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It began publication in 1967[2] and is a member of the National Newspaper Publishers Association[3] and the North Carolina Press Association.[4] It has a weekly circulation of 9,100 copies.[1]


The paper was founded in 1967 by Dr. John Kilimanjaro, a professor at North Carolina A&T State University.[5] Kilimanjaro served as the president and publisher of the Carolina Peacemaker until his death in 2019.[6][7]

The paper endorsed Democratic candidate Tom Gilmore in the 1984 North Carolina Democratic gubernatorial primary.[8]

An editorial criticizing the film The Color Purple for its portrayal of a same-sex relationship between two women appeared in the paper in 1986.[9] The Carolina Peacemaker published a rebuttal to the editorial soon after.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Carolina Peacemaker newspaper -". Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ "About Carolina peacemaker". Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Current Members". NNPA. 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  4. ^ "North Carolina Press Association". Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  5. ^ Stoesen, Alexandra (2006). "Carolina Peacemaker". NCPedia. North Carolina Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Staff". The Carolina Peacemaker. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ McLaughlin, Nancy. "Carolina Peacemaker, N.C. A&T theater arts founder John Kilimanjaro dies". Greensboro News and Record. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  8. ^ Conlon, Tom (12 April 1984). "Gilmore confident of primary victory". The Daily Tar Heel. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  9. ^ a b Walker, Alice (1997). The Same River Twice. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9780671003777.