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 […]

100 Years of Powerful Covers from The Crisis Magazine

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 […]

Cover of the Day: Ebony and Topaz

Ebony and Topaz, “A Collectanea,” was an anthology of prose and poetry published by Opportunity magazine in 1927. Edited by Charles S. Johnson, it included cover art by Charles Cullen, and inside illustrations by Cullen and Harlem Renaissance luminaries Aaron Douglas and Richard Bruce Nugent. Opportunity (“A Journal of Negro Life”) was published by the National […]