Oakland: Voice Publishing Company, November 11, 1960. 8pp. Large folio. Gathered signatures. Uniformly tanned, moderate edge wear, old folds, with minor wear at fold ends. About very good. Item #2981
A representative issue of a scarce Bay Area African-American weekly newspaper. Established in 1919, the California Voice later touted itself as "The oldest Black paper West of the Rockies." The present issue includes a mixture of race-related stories and straightforward news articles. The former are represented by pieces on the front page focusing on police discrimination, housing desegregation, civil rights, voter suppression, and other issues. The banner headline relates to the honoring of Smith Robinson as "one of its foremost citizens" by the city of Healdsburg. Other articles in the newspaper relate to African-American society, sports, and editorials, interspersed with numerous advertisements for local businesses, including Safeway. This issue was produced under the editorship of Louis H. Campbell by longtime publisher and World War I veteran Elbert Allen Daly. A smattering of issues in OCLC, mostly dating after the present issue.
Danky, African American Newspapers and Periodicals 1343.