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, and writers included many figures from the Harlem Renaissance, including Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Zora Neale Hurston.
You can see the complete February 1926 issue of Opportunity, with cover art by Aaron Douglas, here.
(Above): December 1925, illustration by Aaron Douglas.
February 1926, illustration by Aaron Douglas.
March 1926, illustration by Richard Bruce Nugent.
January 1925, illustration by Winold Reiss.
July 1926, illustration by Gwendolyn B. Bennett.
May 1927, illustration by Aaron Douglas.
January 1926, illustration by Gwendolyn B. Bennett.
June 1926, illustration by Aaron Douglas.
July 1929, illustration by Elmer S. Campbell.
April 1933, photograph of actress Fredi Washington.
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