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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
Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés, Cuban, 1809 - 1844  Search this
Wilberforce University, American, founded 1856  Search this
Illustrated by:
Vincent Ellsworth Saunders, American  Search this
Lorenzo W. Harris, American, born 1888  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W: 9 3/4 × 6 3/4 in. (24.8 × 17.1 cm)
H x W (Open): 9 3/4 × 13 1/2 in. (24.8 × 34.3 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Cuba, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
June 1913
June 1913 issue of The Crisis Magazine.
The front cover features a circular bordered photograph of a woman at center, signed [VE Saunders]. Across the top is [The CRISIS], at bottom right is [June 1913] and at bottom left is [Ten Cents A Copy]. There are staples in the spine. The back cover features advertisements for a hotel in Cape May, New Jersey and Southern Railway.
The interior contents include [COVER PICTURE. By Vincent Ellsworth Saunders / CARTOON. By Lorenzo W. Harris] and [ARTICLES] listed as [PLACIDO. Poet and Martyr By José Clarana / AN OATH OF AFRO-AMERICAN YOUTH By Kelly Miller] and [DEPARTMENTS] listed as [ALONG THE COLOR LINE / MEN OF THE MONTH / OPINION / EDITORIAL / NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE / WHAT TO READ]. Also included are advertisements, announcements, photographs, illustrations, and letters. The "Along the Color Line" section includes sub-sections titled Education, Politics, Social Uplift, Economics, Personal, Crime, Courts, Meetings, Music and Art, The Ghetto. The feature article is about the Cuban poet Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés, known as Plácido, and his execution by Spanish colonial authorities in 1844. There are photographs of Wilberforce University and of the newly opened "Carnegie library for colored people at Houston, Texas."
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
Colonialism  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Spanish colonialism  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