Freemen's standard. (Savannah, Ga.) 1868-18??
Place of Publication:
- Savannah, Chatham county
Dates of publication:
- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 15, 1868)-
- Chatham County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Chatham County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01207617
- Savannah (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Editor: Rev. James M. Simms, <1868>.
- Republican, <1868>.
Freemen's standard. June 13, 1868
Reverend James M. Simms published the first issue of the Freemen’s Standard appeared on February 15, 1868, in Savannah, Georgia. Simms, who also edited the newspaper, was a former slave and Republican advocate in Savannah. The Freemen’s Standard was among the few newspapers in Georgia to support Governor Bullock, and the paper favored Ulysses S. Grant for president. Simms also used his newspaper to support his unsuccessful run for legislature in 1868. By the end of that year, the Freemen’s Standard was no longer in circulation.