On View
1968 & Beyond Gallery
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
Published by
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019
Subject of
Ebony, American, founded 1945
August 1973
ink on paper
Closed: 13 5/16 × 10 1/4 × 3/8 in. (33.8 × 26 × 1 cm)
Open: 13 5/16 × 19 3/4 × 1 in. (33.8 × 50.2 × 2.5 cm)
An August 1973 issue of Ebony Magazine titled, The Black Middle Class. The front cover of the magazine is a fish-eye lens view of a photograph of a man walking down a street in a city. The man is dressed in a suite and carries a briefcase. The street is lined with high-rises and several other people walk along the sidewalk. Parked cars are also visible in the photograph. The top of the front cover of the magazine has a black background with white type. The type reads: [A Johnson Publication / EBONY / SPECIAL ISSUE]. The magazine name, Ebony, is set against a red background. Blue type over at the center reads: THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS]. The bottom left corner of the front cover has additional white type that reads: [AUGUST 1973 75¢]. The bottom center of the front cover has a white address label sticker with black type. The interior of the magazine consists of 180 pages. The back cover has a Winston cigarette advertisement. The top of the back cover has a black background with white type that reads: [HOW GOOD IT IS! / THAT'S WINSTON]. The main portion of the back cover is filled with an image for the advertisement of a man (left) holding a cigarette and a woman (right) with her arms around his shoulders. The bottom of the cover has a warning from the Surgeon General.
Place printed
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
magazines (periodicals)
Black Press
Mass media
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Ebony Media Group LLC
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