Compiled by AFRO Staff | Word In Black
(WIB) – In March of 2020 the activities of day-to-day life came to a grinding halt as the coronavirus pandemic began. No country has been left untouched by COVID-19, the condition caused by the virus.
Communities across the globe have struggled to combat an enemy you can’t see- a coronavirus moving at uncontrollable speed thanks to innovations in travel. In 2020 and again in 2021 and 2022, schools shut down, hospitals overflowed and millions became mere statistics, suddenly grappling with food, job and housing insecurity.
The coronavirus pandemic that began in 2020 and carries on to this day has been an unfathomable plot out of a movie for most- that is, unless you are an avid reader of the AFRO archives.
Take a dive into the Fall 1918, early 1919 papers on record from the AFRO-American Newspaper and one might feel like they are experiencing deja-vu with reports of school closures, mask mandates, a rising death toll and a population frustrated with quarantine.
Check out our coverage here and visit the AFRO Vault at afro.com for more stories from the archives! You can also access past editions of the AFRO, dating back to1893, by using your library card to virtually visit the “Maryland Newspapers” section of the Enoch Pratt Free Library website.
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