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Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Subject of:
The Crisis, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Illustrated by:
John Henry Adams Jr., American, 1880 - 1944  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W: 9 3/4 × 6 7/8 in. (24.8 × 17.5 cm)
H x W (Open): 9 3/4 × 13 5/8 in. (24.8 × 34.6 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Mali, West Africa, Africa
Ethiopia, East Africa, Africa
Okema, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
August 1911
August 1911 issue of The Crisis Magazine.
There is a double-lined rectangular border on the cover. The center of the cover features a portrait illustration of a woman. It is signed "John Henry Adams". The title across the top reads [THE CRISIS / A RECORD OF THE DARKER RACES] underneath which is printed [Volume Two - AUGUST 1911 - Number Four]. Along the bottom is [ONE DOLLAR A YEAR] and [TEN CENTS A COPY]. There are two (2) staples on the spine. The back cover features advertisements for the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and training School in Philadelphia and [Half a Man: The Status of the Negro in New York] by Mary White Ovington.
The interior contents include [ALONG THE COLOR LINE / MEN OF THE MONTH / OPINION: / The Bristow Amendment / A Brave Young Man / A Southerner Speaks / The Open Door / Music / THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE: / The New York Branch / The Oklahoma Lynching / Dr. DuBois in Europe / Incorporation / THE WORLD IN COUNCIL / EDITORIAL / A SOUTHERN WOMAN'S VIEWS / THE HEART'S DESIRE / THE CONGO EXPRESS / SOME LETTERS / WHAT TO READ / EXCAVATIONS IN ETHIOPIA]. In addition are advertisements, announcements, news stories, a poem, illustrations and letters. There are approximately 42 pages.
Transcription Center Status:
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African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Africa  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Education  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Literature  Search this
Lynching  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Travel  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture