Edited by
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963
Subject of
The Crisis, American, founded 1910
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Written by
Fauset, Jessie Redmon, American, 1882 - 1961
Schomburg, Arturo Alfonso, Puerto Rican, 1874 - 1938
Subject of
Estenoz Corominas, Evaristo, Cuban, 1872 - 1912
Written by
Hershaw, Lafayette M., American, 1863 - 1945
Johnston, Bertha, American, 1864 - 1953
July 1912
ink on paper with metal
H x W: 9 7/8 × 6 7/8 in. (25.1 × 17.5 cm)
H x W (Open): 9 7/8 × 13 5/8 in. (25.1 × 34.6 cm)
July 1912 issue of The Crisis Magazine.
The cover is printed in red with a photographic portrait of a woman at center. The title across the top reads [THE CRISIS] followed by an illustration of a winged Egyptian figure and [A RECORD OF THE DARKER RACES]. Beneath this is printed [Volume Four July, 1912 Number Three]. Along the bottom is [ONE DOLLAR A YEAR] and [TEN CENTS A COPY]. There are two (2) staples on the spine. The back cover features advertisements for a hotel in Cape May, New Jersey and ["HALF A MAN" The Status of the Negro in New York].
The interior contents include the sections: [ALONG THE COLOR LINE / MEN OF THE MONTH / OPINION / NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE / EDITORIAL / THE YEAR IN COLORED COLLEGES / THE MONTESSORI METHOD By Jessie Fauset / THE FAITHS OF THE TEACHERS / THE WHITE MAN'S BURDEN / GENERAL EVARISTO ESTENOZ By Arthur A. Schomburg / PROTECTION / WOMEN'S CLUBS A Social Center at Hampton / HISTORIC DAYS IN JULY / THE BURDEN / "I MET A LITTLE BLUE-EYED GIRL" Poem by Bertha Johnson / LETTER BOX]. In addition are advertisements, announcements, news stories, photographs and illustrations. Sub-sections in "Along the Color Line" include Education, Political, The Church, Meetings, Social Uplift, Economics, Personal, The Ghetto, Courts, Crime, and Music and Art. The feature on colleges includes photograph portraits of graduates. "The Burden" section has a running count of "Colored Men Lynched Without Trial" and a short article titled "Delinquent Girls in Missouri" about finding alternatives to sending girls to the penitentiary.
There are approximately 42 pages.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Cuba, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Hampton, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Anti-Lynching Movement
magazines (periodicals)
Associations and institutions
Black Press
Civil rights
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Mass media
Race relations
Social life and customs
Social reform
U.S. History, 1865-1921
Women's organizations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
Share this page