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Published by:
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Edited by:
John Harold Johnson, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Robert Edward Johnson, American, 1922 - 1996  Search this
Subject of:
Senator Robert F. Kennedy, American, 1925 - 1968  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 5 7/8 × 4 1/4 × 1/16 in. (15 × 10.8 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 5 7/8 × 8 3/8 × 1/2 in. (15 × 21.2 × 1.3 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
October 22, 1964
Jet Magazine, volume 27, number 3 from October 22, 1964. The front cover features a black and white image of New York Senatorial candidate, Robert F. Kennedy, set against a red background. Kennedy is depicted in the left foreground of the image standing above, and facing, a large crowd of people. Kennedy’s hands are outstretched in front of him and he is clasping the hands of two people in the crowd below. The crowd of people in the right foreground have hands extended towards Kennedy. A row of policemen stand between Kennedy and the crowd. A caption printed in white text, right of center, at the bottom of the image reads, [The Kennedy touch / is magic in Harlem]. The associated cover line, running along the bottom of the cover in a red banner, is printed in white type that reads, [ROBERT KENNEDY BATTLES FOR NEGRO VOTE]. The top third of the front cover is the mast head in white text [JET] on the left side, and the date line, printed below in black text that reads, [Oct. 22. 1964]. The magazine price is printed in the top left corner in white text in a black circle, [20c]. To the right of the masthead, is the cover line, [HOW MOVIE STARS / AID FIGHT FOR / FAIR HOUSING] written in black text in a small white field. The interior pages are white with black and red text, black-and-white photographs, and illustrations. The magazine’s cover article about Kennedy’s candidacy for a New York Senate seat is titled, “Robert Kennedy Battles For Negro Vote.” The back cover features an advertisement for Old Hickory Bourbon. This magazine issue is sixty-six (66) pages.
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Politics  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Clarence, Mary, and Robert Bryant
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© Jet Media Group LLC
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