The Weekly Challenger


The Weekly Challenger newspaper has documented the history of St. Petersburg, Florida's African American community since the paper was established by Cleveland Johnson Jr. in 1967. In 2013 an agreement between the USF St. Petersburg campus Poynter Library and the Johnson family allowed the library to become the home for existing print issues of The Weekly Challenger. Since 2016 the library and newspaper have worked in partnership to create the Weekly Challenger Newspaper Digital Archive.

Not all of the older newspapers are in our holdings. Please note that there is a six-month delay before recent issues are added to the archive.


Browse The Weekly Challenger Collections:

Image Collection

Newspaper collection