Message

  • Image for Message
  • Image for Message
  • Image for Message
  • Image for Message
  • Image for Message
  • Image for Message
6 images
Printed by
Message, American, founded 1898
Subject of
Million Man March, American, founded 1995
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10 1/2 × 8 in. (26.7 × 20.3 cm)
Type
magazines (periodicals)
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
2015
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Justice
Local and regional
Mass media
Men
Race relations
Religion
United States--History--2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.251.14.21
Restrictions & Rights
© 2017 MESSAGE MAGAZINE. Permission required for use.
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Million Man March Anniversary Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

NOTE: Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at NMAAHCDigiTeam@si.edu.