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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
Written by:
Jacob Riis, Danish American, 1849 - 1914  Search this
Harry H. Pace, American, 1884 - 1943  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:
Kowaliga, Elmore County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
April 1913
April 1913 issue of The Crisis Magazine.
The front cover features a spare design with [The Easter / CRISIS / APRIL, 1913 / 10 TEN CENTS A COPY] printed in gothic font in the top right corner and a small color portrait of a little girl wearing white, with a white bow in her hair and her arms folded in front of her. There are staples in the spine. The back cover features advertisements for a hotel in Cape May, New Jersey and Crisis-Maid Perfect Face Powder.
The interior contents include [ARTICLES] listed as [EASTER-EMANCIPATION. A Poem / THE MAN WHO WON. A Story. By Harry H. Pace / THE BLACK HALF By Jacob Riis] and [DEPARTMENTS] listed as [ALONG THE COLOR LINE / MEN OF THE MONTH / OPINION / NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE / THE BURDEN / LETTERS]. Also included are advertisements, announcements, photographs, illustrations, and letters. The "Along the Color Line" section includes sub-sections titled Politics, Social Uplift, Economics, Education, Meetings, Personal, Music and Art, Foreign, The Ghetto, Courts, and Crime, which includes tables with the number of lynchings per year, per population, and per state. "The Burden" section has an article titled "The Negro and the Trust" about the black community of Kowaliga, Alabama as well as an article about labor laws in Alabama.
There are approximately 50 pages.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Communities  Search this
Education  Search this
Holidays and festivals  Search this
Labor  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
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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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture