Early issues of The Carolina Times, from 1937 through 1950, are now available on DigitalNC.org. The Carolina Times, edited by Louis Austin from 1927 to 1971, is a paper of national significance. Targeted primarily to the African American community in Durham, the Times covered the long struggle for equal rights for all Americans. The newspaper’s motto is “The Truth Unbridled,” an accurate description of Austin’s honest and forthright depiction of racial injustice in North Carolina and beyond.
The Carolina Times was digitized from microfilm held by the Durham County Library. The North Carolina Collection at the Durham County Library documents the history of our state, with a special emphasis on Durham.