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Louisville Weekly Planet (newspaper)

The Louisville Weekly Planet newspaper was founded in Louisville, KY, in November of 1872 by T. F. Cassels and Nathaniel R. Harper. The newspaper was described as non-sectarian, and was thought to be a new venture for colored men, which was not entirely true. An article in the Weekly Louisianian gives the names of earlier newspapers outside Kentucky. There was also an earlier newspaper in Kentucky, The Colored Kentuckian, founded in 1867 by Philip H. Murry and J. P. Sampson. Cassels and Harper's newspaper, Louisville Weekly Planet, was published for a few years during the 1870s. For more see "Louisville Weekly Planet," Weekly Louisianian, 12/07/1872, p.2.

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NKAA Entry: Harper, Nathaniel R.
NKAA Entry: Murry, Philip H. [The Colored Kentuckian]
NKAA Source: The Weekly Louisianian (newspaper)

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