The Christian Banner was an African American weekly religious newspaper published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, beginning in 1888. The weekly paper included a wide range of news, mostly related to African American Baptists’ activities, events, and people. When the National Baptist Convention organized in 1914 it designated the Christian Banner as the official organ of the denomination. The weekly usually reported news about state conventions, local associations, and area churches. The paper provided extensive coverage of activities related to the National Baptist Convention, the Women’s Convention of the NBC, the foreign mission board, and the publishing board. It also included a women’s column, editorials, and photographs. The publication ceased sometime around 1920.
This digital resource includes scattered issues from the years 1900-1901 and 1915-1919. The condition of the original newspapers was poor and the microfilm not of the best quality. These factors make the readability of some issues of the newspaper difficult.