Southwestern Christian Advocate
TypeWeekly[1]
Launched1877; 144 years ago (1877)
Ceased publication1929; 92 years ago (1929)
CityNew Orleans
ISSN2639-0124
OCLC number10123905
Dr. I. B. Scott, Editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate, 1900
Dr. I. B. Scott, Editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate, 1900
Rev. A. E. P. Albert, D. D., Editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate, 1890.
Rev. A. E. P. Albert, D. D., Editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate, 1890.

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (1877–1929)[1] was a widely distributed newspaper for the African American community in the Southern United States. Like the Christian Advocate published in New York City, the publication targeted a Methodist audience. It was printed in New Orleans, Louisiana. It featured a "Lost Friends" section for people searching for loved ones lost to slavery.[2]

The Advocate was an official publication of the Methodist Episcopal Church.[3] The newspaper was instrumental in organizing Booker T. Washington's tour of Louisiana in 1915.[4]

Editors of the Advocate included Joseph C. Hartzell, Dr. I. B. Scott, and Hiram Rhodes Revels.

The Library of Congress has microfilm of the paper in its collection.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "About Southwestern Christian advocate. [online resource] (New Orleans, LA) 1877-1929". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  2. ^ "Lost Friends Exhibition - The Historic New Orleans Collection". www.hnoc.org.
  3. ^ Bennett, James B. (21 January 2018). ""Until This Curse of Polygamy Is Wiped Out": Black Methodists, White Mormons, and Constructions of Racial Identity in the Late Nineteenth Century". Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation. 21 (2): 167–194. doi:10.1525/rac.2011.21.2.167. JSTOR 10.1525/rac.2011.21.2.167.
  4. ^ Vincent, Charles (1981). "Booker T. Washington's Tour of Louisiana, April, 1915". The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association. 22 (2): 189–98. JSTOR 4232079.
  5. ^ Humanities, National Endowment for the. "Southwestern Christian advocate. [microfilm reel]" – via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.