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Published by:
Freedomways Associates, Inc., American, 1961 - 1985  Search this
Edited by:
John Henrik Clarke, American, 1915 - 1998  Search this
Ernest D. Kaiser, American, born 1916  Search this
Jack O'Dell, American, 1923 - 2019  Search this
Esther Cooper Jackson, American, born 1917  Search this
John Devine  Search this
Written by:
Ollie Harrington, American, 1912 - 1995  Search this
Mary Terrell  Search this
Charles W. Cheng, American, 1937 - 1979  Search this
Octave Lilly Jr., American, 1908 - 1975  Search this
Henri Percikow  Search this
Subject of:
Cesar E. Chavez, American, 1927 - 1993  Search this
John Brown, American, 1800 - 1859  Search this
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Kenyan, born 1938  Search this
Indira Gandhi, Indian  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D: 9 × 6 × 5/16 in. (22.8 × 15.3 × 0.8 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
India, Asia
South Africa, Africa
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 3, for Third Quarter 1973.
The front cover has an off-white background with white type inside of a red block at the top that reads: [Freedomways / A QUARTERLY REVIEW OF THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT]. The cover features a black-and-white photograph of labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. In the right sidebar of the cover in black and red type is a list of articles featured in this issue, that reads: [LOOK HOMEWARD / BABY—Part II / OLLIE HARRINGTON / THE COLD WAR and / THE BLACK LIBERATION STRUGGLE / CHARLES W. CHENG / IN PRAISE OF SCIENCE / The Progressive / Inheritance of our / Movement’s Activists / J. H. O’DELL / Poetry / Book Reviews / Vol. 13, No. 3, 1973 (Third Quarter) $1.25].
The interior pages, numbered 180-272, are white paper with black ink. The pages consist of articles, poetry, book reviews, and advertisements.
The back of the magazine has an off-white background and features an advertisement for subscription to the “African Agenda” publication.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Africa  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Labor  Search this
Literature  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Politics  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  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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National Museum of African American History and Culture