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Published by:
Freedomways Associates, Inc., American, 1961 - 1985  Search this
Edited by:
John Henrik Clarke, American, 1915 - 1998  Search this
Jack O'Dell, American, 1923 - 2019  Search this
Ernest D. Kaiser, American, born 1916  Search this
Esther Cooper Jackson, American, born 1917  Search this
John Devine  Search this
Written by:
E. C. Foster, American, born 1939  Search this
Loyle Hairston, American, 1926 - 2009  Search this
George W. Crockett Jr., American, 1909 - 1997  Search this
Kamal Boullata, Palestinian, 1942 - 2019  Search this
Michel Charlot, French  Search this
Tim Thomas  Search this
Charles B. McMillan  Search this
Illustrated by:
Leopoldo Méndez, Mexican, 1902 - 1969  Search this
Subject of:
Paul Robeson, American, 1898 - 1976  Search this
Southern University at New Orleans, American, founded 1956  Search this
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, American, 1875 - 1950  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D: 9 × 6 1/16 × 5/16 in. (22.9 × 15.4 × 0.8 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Palestine, Asia
Freedomways magazine ran for twenty-five years from 1961 to 1985. Released quarterly during that time, Freedomways was a leading African American theoretical, cultural, and political journal tackling major social and political issues, especially the Civil Rights Movement. The journal’s founders, led by editor Esther Jackson, included Louis Burnham, Edward Strong, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Shirley Graham Du Bois. Under Jackson’s direction, Freedomways became the leading radical Black left publication that gave a platform to veteran and newer writers, thinkers, activists, artists, and educators. The periodical ran their works and tackled issues of progressive politics, civil rights, colonialism, Pan-Africanism, prison and justice reform, education activism, art, literature, poetry, and urban decay.
An issue of Freedomways magazine, Volume 13, Number 1, for First Quarter 1973.
The front cover has a bright red background with white type at the top that reads: [Freedomways / A QUARTERLY REVIEW OF THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT]. The cover features a mural of Paul Robeson by Leopoldo Méndez. In the left sidebar of the cover is black type that lists the featured articles in this issue: [Black Colleges, / Black Studies / E. C. Foster / The Student / Movement at / Southern / University / Time Thomas / French / Imperialism / and the / Developing / Countries / Michel Charlot / Is Black Writing / American / Literature? / Loyle Hairston / PAUL ROBESON: TRUE REVOLUTIONARY / Judge George W. Crockett / POETRY / BOOK REVIEWS / READERS’ FORUM / Vol. 13, No. 1, 1973 (First Quarter) $1.25].
The interior pages, numbered 4-96, are white paper with black ink. The pages consist of articles, poetry, illustrations, book reviews, and advertisements.
The back of the magazine has an off-white and grey background that features an advertisement for the autobiographical work “HERE I STAND” by Paul Robeson. Price and ordering information are printed in red and black type in the bottom half of the cover.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Language  Search this
Literature  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Politics  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Maurice Jackson
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