Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

PPLE 315-02: Race, Racism & Reconciliation: Historical newspapers & Primary sources

EBONY Magazine

EBONY MAGAZINE started publishing monthly issues in 1945, formatted as a news & photographic essay, looking at the lives of Black families across the USA featuring coverage of education, history, politics, art, business, personalities, literature, civil rights, sports, entertainment, music and social events of newsworthy Afro-Americans, as well as everyday slice-of-life conversations about life in America, from African American perspectives.  The magazine is similar in scope and visual style to other popular nationwide news magazine of that era, such as LOOK Magazine, LIFE Magazine and the SATURDAY EVENING POST.

EBONY MAGAZINE is available from the Hatfield Library in different formats, depending on the dates that you want to focus on:



Here is an example of one page from VITAL SPEECHES OF THE DAY, that was published on July 1, 1949: