Birth of a Planet: Richmond on Paper

From the heart of the Confederacy arose an African American-run newspaper that shook the foundations of the Old South and beyond by providing the kind of coverage that reminds us why every voice matters. In an era defined by the struggle against lynchings, segregation, and voter suppression, the Richmond Planet and its pistol-packing editor, John Mitchell, Jr., exposed stories of brutality, racism, and injustice that remain very familiar today.

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