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
Riis, Jacob, Danish American, 1849 - 1914
Pace, Harry H., American, 1884 - 1943
April 1913
ink on paper with metal
H x W: 9 3/4 × 6 7/8 in. (24.8 × 17.5 cm)
H x W (Open): 9 3/4 × 13 5/8 in. (24.8 × 34.6 cm)
April 1913 issue of The Crisis Magazine.
The front cover features a spare design with [The Easter / CRISIS / APRIL, 1913 / 10 TEN CENTS A COPY] printed in gothic font in the top right corner and a small color portrait of a little girl wearing white, with a white bow in her hair and her arms folded in front of her. There are staples in the spine. The back cover features advertisements for a hotel in Cape May, New Jersey and Crisis-Maid Perfect Face Powder.
The interior contents include [ARTICLES] listed as [EASTER-EMANCIPATION. A Poem / THE MAN WHO WON. A Story. By Harry H. Pace / THE BLACK HALF By Jacob Riis] and [DEPARTMENTS] listed as [ALONG THE COLOR LINE / MEN OF THE MONTH / OPINION / NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE / THE BURDEN / LETTERS]. Also included are advertisements, announcements, photographs, illustrations, and letters. The "Along the Color Line" section includes sub-sections titled Politics, Social Uplift, Economics, Education, Meetings, Personal, Music and Art, Foreign, The Ghetto, Courts, and Crime, which includes tables with the number of lynchings per year, per population, and per state. "The Burden" section has an article titled "The Negro and the Trust" about the black community of Kowaliga, Alabama as well as an article about labor laws in Alabama.
There are approximately 50 pages.
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Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Kowaliga, Elmore County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
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magazines (periodicals)
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Black Press
Civil rights
Holidays and festivals
Mass media
Race relations
Social life and customs
Social reform
U.S. History, 1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Public domain
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