On July 21, 1864, the New Orleans Tribune, the first black daily newspaper, was published.
Created by Charles Louise Roudanez, the tribune published articles in both English and French to reach the citizens of New Orleans and influential people in other cities. The Tribune touched on key issues that affected black communities, advocating for causes like civil rights, public education, and fair wages. The newspaper maintained during pivotal periods in American history including the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Not long after its creation, the New Orleans Tribune became one of the most influential newspapers, in large part because of its popularity and credibility.
Today, the New Orleans Tribune still serves as a voice for underrepresented communities in New Orleans.