The Maroon. (Atlanta, GA) 1996-????



The Maroon.

Place of Publication:

Atlanta, GA

Geographic coverage:

  • Atlanta, Fulton county



Dates of publication:



Seven times during the academic year


  • English


  • African American college students--Periodicals.
  • African Americans--Social conditions--Periodicals.
  • Atlanta (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Fulton County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Georgia--Atlanta.
  • Georgia--Fulton County.


  • At head of title: The Maroon Tiger presents.
  • Description based on: Volume 1, number 2 (November 4, 1996); title from PDF cover (received via email and viewed August 5, 2019).
  • Journalistically dedicated to African-American self-suffiency."
  • Latest issue consulted: Volume 1, number 5 (May 1997) (viewed August 12, 2019).





The Maroon. November 4, 1996


With its foundation in 1898, the Athenaeum became Morehouse College’s first student-led publication. By the 1920s, the paper was a joint-venture edited by students of Morehouse College and Spelman Seminary. The publication was the official organ of the alumni, alumnae, and students of Morehouse College and Spelman Seminary. Each editorial department of the newspaper had two editors; one from each institution. The paper published monthly during the school year and included poems, club activities, editorials, campus news, campus sports, and local advertisements. After the spring semester of 1924, Spelman Seminary was no longer associated with the Athenaeum. In 1925, the Athenaeum was discontinued after Morehouse College students founded the Maroon Tiger. The Maroon Tiger featured events calendars, campus news, editorials, and photographs accompanied by captions. The paper focused on matters concerning Morehouse College. By November of 1996 the Maroon Tiger had begun to publishing a quarterly supplement “to re-visit the tradition of the Afrikan griot by documenting the actions, traditions, iniquities and ideologies of the 21st century Morehouse man.” The Maroon Tiger continues today as a student-run publication at Morehouse College.