The Voice of the People

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The Voice of the People was an 8-page weekly newspaper published from the mid 1910s to the early 1920s. In 1916 the publisher was Mrs C. L. Proctor and the paper's offices were located at 108 18th Street North. By 1922 health tonic manufacturer Willard Howell was publishing the paper from offices shared with his Frances Willard Howells Manufacturing Co. at 1623 4th Avenue North.

The Voice of the People was a member of the National Negro Press Association, and published local, regional, national and international news with a focus on items of interest to African-American readers.

Regular features included columns on household economy and child-rearing, along with serialized fiction and reports from local churches and society notices. Unsold column space was filled up with short aphorisms, witticisms, and bits of trivia.

The paper was an official organ of the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Alabama, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Knights & Ladies of Honor of the World.