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The Gazette

Racial Identification: African-American
Politics: Republican
Owner: Harry C. Smith
Editor: Harry C. Smith
Published: Weekly; Cleveland, Ohio; August 25, 1883-May 20, 1945 [?]
Call #: Microfilm Rolls 4427-4433; August 25, 1883-May 20, 1945

Harry C. Smith founded The Cleveland Gazette with three associates in 1883. Smith purchased his partner's interest in the Gazette in 1886, then served as its editor and owner for 58 years until his death in 1941.

The Gazette was a "one-man paper" in that it was a product of Smith's personal vision, views and work. Smith was unafraid of controversy and used the paper to focus attention upon issues such as discrimination, the state of civil rights, and the declining political position of African Americans.

Smith was elected to represent Cuyahoga County three times, serving 1893-1899 in the Ohio Legislature. His most notable contributions include introducing an anti-lynching law "an Act for the Suppression of Mob Violence" in 1896 which served as a model for similar acts in other states. Smith was also vital in the enactment of Ohio's Civil Rights Law (1894). In 1920, Smith was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Ohio Secretary of State, in 1926 as well as 1928 he sought the GOP gubernatiorial nomination.

Harry C. Smith (January 28, 1863-December 10, 1941)

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CONTENTS

Images of selected articles and illustrations from the following issues:

Volume 01
August 25, 1883 - August 16, 1884
Volume 12
August 11, 1894 - August 03, 1895
Volume 02
August 23, 1884 - August 15, 1885
Volume 13
August 10, 1895 - August 01, 1896
Volume 03
August 22, 1885 - August 14, 1886
Volume 14
August 08, 1896 - July 31, 1897
Volume 04
August 21, 1886 - August 13, 1887
Volume 15
August 07, 1897 - July 30, 1898
Volume 05
August 20, 1887 - August 11, 1888
Volume 16
August 06, 1898 - July 29, 1899
Volume 06
August 18, 1888 - August 10, 1889
Volume 17
August 05, 1899 - August 04, 1900
Volume 07
August 17, 1889 - August 09, 1890
Volume 18
August 11, 1900 - August 03, 1901
Volume 08
August 16, 1890 - August 08, 1891
Volume 19
August 10, 1901 - August 02, 1902
Volume 09
August 15, 1891 - August 06, 1892
Volume 20
August 09, 1902 - August 01, 1903
Volume 10
August 13, 1892 - August 05, 1893
Volume 21
August 08, 1903 - July 30, 1904
Volume 11
August 12, 1893 - August 04, 1894
Volume 22
August 06, 1904 - December 31, 1904

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