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About The Panther

The Backstory

About The Panther

The Panther Newspaper is the official student-run publication of Clark Atlanta University. Our mission is to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage of events and issues on campus, as well as to serve as a platform for student voices to be heard. We are dedicated to journalism excellence and strive to uphold the highest standards of ethics and integrity in our reporting.


Atlanta University was founded in 1865 by the American Missionary Association with assistance from the Freedman's Bureau. Clark College was founded as Clark University in 1869 by the Freedmen's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church (now United Methodist Church). The college was named for Bishop Davis W. Clark, the first president of the Freedmen's Aid Society. In 1945, The Panther became the official student newspaper of Clark College, a decision made by the student body and faculty advisor. Prior to this, The Mentor had been the representative college journal of student expression. Clark Atlanta University is the consolidation of Clark College and Atlanta University in 1988. 


View the The Panther archive at the Atlanta University Center Robert Woodruff Library.

The digital collection consists of 260 issues spanning dates from 1944 through 2017.

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The Newsroom

James McJunkins
The Panther Faculty Adviser Emeritus

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