PHOENIX – Published by soldiers at Fort Huachuca, the Apache Sentinel and the Post Script of the Apache were an obvious choice when selecting titles for the current National Digital Newspaper Program grant cycle.
“During the WWII era, African American soldiers were segregated into all-black units. Fort Huachuca served as the home station for the 92 and 93 Infantry Divisions. It was also home to the 32 and 33 Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps Companies,” said Sativa Peterson, National Digital Newspaper Program Grant project director and news content manager for the State of Arizona Research Library. “This made Fort Huachuca the largest black military post in the county. These newspapers chronicle this important time in Arizona history.”
These titles were two of seven newspapers from black communities around Arizona that were digitized by the Arizona State Library in partnership with the University of Arizona Libraries, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress’ National Digital Newspaper Program. Issues ranging from 1943 to 1946 will be available on the Arizona Memory Project indefinitely and can be viewed for free on any digital device at https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/apachesent.