The Baptist Vanguard
TypeBi-weekly newspaper
SchoolArkansas Baptist College
Founder(s)Elias Camp Morris
Editor-in-chiefElias Camp Morris (1882–1884),
Joseph Albert Booker (1887–1926)
Foundedc. 1882
CityLittle Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
OCLC number28427823

The Baptist Vanguard is a Black Baptist newspaper published in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.. It is formerly known as Arkansas Times,[1] and The Arkansas Baptist.[2] It is the longest running African American newspaper in the state of Arkansas; and was founded roughly c. 1882.[3][4]

The paper was founded as a bi-weekly publication by Elias Camp Morris; who later went on to co-found in 1884 the Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock.[1] The newspaper is affiliated with the college. Joseph Albert Booker served as the managing editor from 1887 to 1926; as well as served as president of the college.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b Lewis, Todd E. (November 22, 2016). "Elias Camp Morris (1855–1922)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Central Arkansas Library System.
  2. ^ Penn, Irvine Garland (1891). "Rev. Joseph A. Booker, A. B., Editor Baptist Vanguard". The Afro-American Press and Its Editors. Willey & Company. pp. 258–262. ISBN 978-0-598-58268-3.
  3. ^ Gordon, Fon Louise (2007-01-01). Caste and Class: The Black Experience in Arkansas, 1880-1920. University of Georgia Press. p. 160. ISBN 978-0-8203-3130-0.
  4. ^ "The Baptist Vanguard (Little Rock, Ark.) 18??-18??". Directory of U.S. Newspapers in American Libraries. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2023-11-27. Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 29, 1893)
  5. ^ Pegues, Albert Witherspoon (1892). "Rev. Joseph Albert Booker, AM". Our Baptist Ministers and Schools. Willey & Company. pp. 61–66.