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, […]

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 […]