The Best of Black History Month Magazines

Newmanology has been publishing a series of magazine covers collections to celebrate Black History Month. On this website and on the Newmanology Tumblr page, we’ve been highlighting African American magazines and publications from the past 100 years (and one from South Africa!). Here are some of the best covers from those collections, plus links to some wonderful vintage magazine cover galleries.

(Above): Black Enterprise, June 1978. Illustration: Romare Bearden.

See more covers of Black Enterprise.

Black Panther1

The Black Panther newspaper, February 17, 1969. Art director: Emory Douglas.

See more covers of The Black Panther: The Baddest Covers of All Time: The Black Panther Newspaper


The Crisis, Winter 2012. Art director: Wayne Fitzpatrick, illustration: Edel Rodriguez.

See more covers of The Crisis: 100 Years of Powerful Covers from The Crisis Magazine


Ebony, May 1965. Art director: Herbert Temple.

See more covers of Ebony.

DM2000072106:SAED:JUL1956 - Drum Cover  (© Baileys Archives)

Drum, July 1956.

See more covers of Drum: 1950s Covers of Drum: “Africa’s Leading Magazine”

Our World2

Our World, January 1951.

See more covers of Our World.

Sepia USA

Sepia USA, August 1953.


YSB, January 1993.

See more covers of YSB.


Jet, June 23, 1966.

See more covers of Jet: The Covers of Jet Magazine, 196

duke-mag1 copy

Duke, June 1957.

See more covers of Duke: Duke: The First Black Men’s Pinup Magazine