November 2, 2020

By November of 1920, a deadly pandemic had finally ended. The 19th Amendment had been ratified, giving women the right to vote, though it would take Black women decades more to exercise that right. And the U.S. elected its 29th president in Warren G. Harding.

One hundred years later, we’re in the midst of a deadly pandemic, the resurgence of a civil rights movement and another presidential election. As we wait for the results, we wanted to share newspaper front pages from the last 100 years of U.S. presidential elections. These fronts come from

The Fort Collins (Colorado) Courier, Nov. 3, 1920

The Indianapolis (Indiana) Star, Nov. 5, 1924

The (Zanesville, Ohio) Times Recorder, Nov. 7, 1928

Laurel (Montana) Outlook, Nov. 9, 1932

The Atlanta (Georgia) Constitution, Nov. 4, 1936

The Palmyra (Missouri) Spectator, Nov. 6, 1940

Santa Cruz (California) Sentinel, Nov. 8, 1944

The Charlotte (North Carolina) News, Nov. 3, 1948

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The (Paterson, New Jersey) Morning Call, Nov. 5, 1952

The (Orangeburg, South Carolina) Times and Democrat, Nov. 7, 1956

Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Daily News, Nov. 9, 1960

Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, Nov. 4, 1964

The Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) Times, Nov. 6, 1968

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The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic, Nov. 8, 1972

The Selma (Alabama) Times-Journal, Nov. 3, 1976

Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram, Nov. 5, 1980

The Baltimore (Maryland) Sun, Nov. 7, 1984

The (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) Argus-Leader, Nov. 9, 1988

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Detroit (Michigan) Free Press, Nov. 4, 1992

(New York, New York) Daily News, Nov. 6, 1996

The Palm Beach (Florida) Post, Nov. 8, 2000

The Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Press, Nov. 3, 2004

Chicago (Illinois) Tribune, Nov. 5, 2008

The (Staunton, Virginia) News Leader, Nov. 7, 2012

Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal, Nov. 9, 2016

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Kristen Hare teaches local journalists the critical skills they need to serve and cover their communities as Poynter's local news faculty member. Before joining faculty…
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