This image shows the torn front page from the inaugural issue of The Gold Dollar, a black newspaper started in Austin, Texas. This issue is from August 1876, and the editor states how the paper began in the opening paragraph:

    The gold dollar is the name of this little Paper’ Its name taken from A gold dollar which was presented to me by my sister nelly miller on a viset to Mississippi in 1872 as we had bee sepperrated by the evel of Slavery for twenty years this gold dollr I have tradded with sence that time and made sixty dollars of it with which I have bought this little Office and started this litte Paper

    Rev, Jacob Fontaine

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