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Celebrate International Women’s Day with 10 Classic Ms. Magazine Covers

Celebrate International Women’s Day with 10 Classic Ms. Magazine Covers

Ms. magazine was founded in 1972, with the preview issue appearing as a pull-out section inside New York magazine. That first preview issue was art directed by Rochelle Udell. Bea Feitler was the art director starting with the first real issue, July 1972. As art director of Ms. until 1974, Feitler created a series of powerful, […]

Black History Magazine: Opportunity

Black History Magazine: Opportunity

Opportunity, A Journal of Negro Life, was published by the National Urban League from 1923-49. The first editor was Charles Johnson. In addition to essays on social and political issues, Opportunity had a strong emphasis on photography, art, and poetry. Early covers included artwork by Aaron Douglas, Winold Reiss, Gwendolyn Bennett, and Richard Bruce Nugent, […]

Black History Magazines: South Africa’s Drum, 1950s

Black History Magazines: South Africa’s Drum, 1950s

Drum was a South African weekly magazine founded in 1951. Initially called The African Drum, in the 1950s and 60s it was an important chronicler of black political and social life, and Drum‘s reporters covered many of the major anti-apartheid protests and events. They later branched out to publish East and West African editions. The […]

Black History Magazines: The Crisis

Black History Magazines: The Crisis

The Crisis was founded in 1910 by W.E.B. DuBois as the official publication of the NAACP. Within nine years it reached a circulation of 100,000. It was an important venue in its early days for African American authors, including Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Jessie Fauset. It also included powerful graphic covers by […]

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