Front page The Alaska Spotlight from 1956

The Alaska Spotlight was the first African American newspaper in the Territory of Alaska. Publication began in 1952,[1] when Alaska was not yet a state.[2] It was a weekly newspaper published in Anchorage by George C. Anderson.[1] It ran until the last 1960s.[3]

According to Ed Wesley, "George C. Anderson arrived after World War II to work as a linotype operator for the Anchorage Daily News." In 1952, he established The Alaska Spotlight.[4] Anderson later started another newspaper, The Midnight Sun Reporter (1962–1966).[5][3]


  1. ^ a b "About The Alaska spotlight. [online resource] (Anchorage, Alaska) 1952-19??". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  2. ^ Smith 2012, p. 409.
  3. ^ a b Wesley 2020, p. 191.
  4. ^ Wesley 2020, p. 75.
  5. ^ Wesley 2020, p. 101.

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