The weekly Christian Recorder, published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the AME Church

"Founded in Philadelphia in 1817 by the The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the AME Book Concern was the first African American-owned printer-publisher. From 1853, the Book Concern published the Christian Recorder,[15] a periodical that served as a springboard for Black writers like the young Philadelphia schoolteacher, Julia C. Collins (c. 1842–65), one of the first female African American novelists, whose unfinished novel The Curse of Caste, or The Slave Bride was from 1865 serialized in the Christian Recorder. The Christian Recorder was also there to report on the above-mentioned Draft Riots of 1863."—