Life Magazine Vol. 65 No. 21

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  • Image for Life Magazine Vol. 65 No. 21
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Created by
Life Magazine, 1883 - 2007
Published by
Time Inc., American, founded 1922
Written by
Franklin, John Hope, American, 1915 - 2009
Butterfield, Roger, American, 1907 - 1981
Subject of
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Owned by
Bailey, Jan, American, 1942 - 2010
Medium
paper, ink, metal
Dimensions
H x W: 13 3/4 × 10 7/16 × 3/8 in. (34.9 × 26.5 × 1 cm)
Type
magazines (periodicals)
Date
1968
Description
A copy of Life Magazine from November 22, 1968. The cover of the magazine features an image of a photographic portrait of Frederick Douglass inside an ornamental gold and wooden frame set against a black background. At the top left is the LIFE title in white text against a rectangular red background. At center, in white text is [The Search / for a / BLACK PAST]. The issue is the first in a new series on "Negro History." The series is introduced on page 91 with the text [Here LIFE begins a new series which, taking a fresh look at Negro history, is an effort to place in proper perspective this richly significant segment of the American experience.]. The introduction is followed by an article written by John Hope Franklin titled "Rebels, Runaways and Heroes: The Bitter Years of Slavery." There are numerous illustrations, photographs, and artifacts featured. The magazine has 120 pages and the back cover is an advertisement for Pall Mall cigarettes.
Topic
African American
Education
Identity
Mass media
Race relations
Slavery
United States--History
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.201.4
Restrictions & Rights
© 1968 Time, Inc. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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