The Crisis; Vol. 4, No. 6

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"The Crisis was founded in 1910 by W.E.B. DuBois as the official publication of the NAACP. Within nine years it reached a circulation of 100,000. It was an important venue in its early days for African American authors, including Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Jessie Fauset. It also included powerful graphic covers by artists Aaron Douglas, Frank Walts, and others. And at a time when positive portrayals of African Americans in mainstream publications were scant, The Crisis published elegant photographic cover portraits. 100 years after it started, The Crisis (originally subtitled “A Record of the Darker Races”) is still around and still producing stunning visual covers. Under the direction of art director Wayne Fitzpatrick, the now-quarterly magazine has featured cover illustrations by Edel Rodriguez, Mirko Illic, and more, while continuing the tradition of presenting provocative, pointed, and inspiring political messages."— http://www.robertnewman.com/black-history-magazines-the-crisis/
The Crisis; Vol. 4, No. 6