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Printed by
Message, American, founded 1898
Subject of
Million Man March, American, founded 1995
ink on paper
H x W: 10 1/2 × 8 in. (26.7 × 20.3 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
The November/December 2015 issue of Message Magazine.
The front cover features a black and white photo of an African American man in a jail cell. He is standing behind bars with his hands gripped around the bars in front of him. He is wearing a white, long-sleeve, button down shirt and a tie. There is another man in the background, standing behind his proper right shoulder.
At the top of the magazine there is a rectangle with vertical stripes in red and orange. There are headlines typed in yellow. Below, there is a thin grey rectangle that reads [NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2015] in white. Below the rectangle, and partially going over the man's face, it reads [MESSAGE] in large white letters.
Headlines on the proper right side of the magazine include [Weight Of/INJUSTICE/Coming to terms with/America's Past] and [The/HONOR of/Healing/Toward a fix for the/Troubled Black Heart], typed in various sizes and colors. In the proper right bottom corner there is a white box with black text, including a barcode. In the proper bottom left corner there is an orange plus sign inside of a red circle next to the text [THE EXPERIENCE/SPECTATOR].
The back of the magazine is white and has an advertisement on the back. There is a red headline that reads [THANKS FOR GIVING!]. There is a fruit basket pictured along with a phone number, the logo for "Edible Arrangements" and other information.
The magazine has 32 pages.
African American
Civil rights
Local and regional
Mass media
Race relations
United States--History--2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© 2017 MESSAGE MAGAZINE. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Million Man March Anniversary Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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