These guides and search results provide access to digitized historical newspaper articles from 1789-1963 related to African American business and entrepreneurship, occupations, and legal restrictions covered in Chronicling America. You can search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present using keywords. Note that you may need to use keywords such as "Negro"; or "Negro inventor" or alternative keywords o retrieve materials on African Americans. Search the name of a business person to locate their portrait, or search the name of the company to locate articles. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.