A Column from the Roanoke Weekly Press
Original Author: Roanoke Weekly Press
Created: April 2, 1892
Medium: Newspaper column

A Column from the Roanoke Weekly Press

Featured here is a detail from a column titled "Personals and Briefs" published in the April 2, 1892, edition of the Roanoke Weekly Press, the first newspaper by and for Black people in that city. Among those mentioned in the column are Dr. Robert J. Boland, "our colored physician" who was reportedly "doing a thriving business"; the Reverend Cuffey, who was out of town for the week; and John H. Davis, the founder and editor of the newspaper, who was "one of the many favorites for the National Republican Convention." Davis was chosen to represent Roanoke at the 1892 Republican National Convention, in Minneapolis.