|Type||Weekly newspaper (Thursday)|
|Founded||August 10, 1934|
|Headquarters||3744 Fourth Avenue South|
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
|Circulation||9800 (as of 2019)|
The Minnesota Spokesman–Recorder is an African-American, English-language newspaper headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and serves readers in the Twin Cities. Founded in 1934, it is the oldest continuously operated black newspaper and longest-lived black-owned business in Minnesota.
The newspaper's first issue appeared on August 10, 1934. It was named the Minnesota Spokesman–Recorder in 2000 and was preceded by two newspapers:
Cecil Earle Newman (1903–1976) was editor of the St. Paul Recorder from 1934 till his death. Under Newman's leadership the newspaper played a key role in the civil rights movement in Minnesota. The newspaper was moved to 3744 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, in 1958.
The late photographer, filmmaker, writer, and composer Gordon Parks was a photo-journalist for the newspaper.
The newspaper building on Fourth Avenue was declared a historic landmark in 2015 for its association with the civil rights movement in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Spokesman–Recorder is a member of the National Newspaper Association, Amalgamated Publishers, Inc., Metropolitan Economic Development Association, Minnesota Minority Media Coalition, and Minnesota Newspaper Association.