The return of The Emancipator

Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and the Boston Globe’s Opinion team collaborated to resurrect and reimagine The Emancipator, the first abolitionist newspaper in the United States, founded more than 200 years ago. Learn how the editors of the newspaper’s new incarnation intend to reframe the national conversation and hasten racial justice for our times.


Kimberly Atkins Stohr (LAW,COM’98)
Columnist for The Emancipator and senior political writer, Boston Globe

Deborah Douglas
Co-editor-in-chief of The Emancipator

Amber Payne
Co-editor-in-chief of The Emancipator


Michelle Johnson
COM associate professor of the practice journalism