Nov. 1, 2019

The Crisis Magazine November 1, 1910 Part Two Volume One

On November 1, 1910, 109 years ago the very first issue of The Crisis Magazine was published by the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). This magazine became the leading voice for civil rights change in this nation. The editor of the magazine was one, WEB Dubois. The Crisis Magazine was the print mouthpiece for the black community. It was published 4 years after the founding of the NAACP in 1906.

Today, The Blackman Who Reads Aloud will read the entire initial issue of The Crisis Magazine. The historic read aloud is how this magazine was shared by many people in our community in 1910. Because many of our ancestors who lived below the Mason Dixon Line were illiterate and unable to read the magazine personally. It was up to the literate blacks and whites to share The Crisis to those unable to read it.

Part Two Volume One