Ebony

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Title

Ebony

Publisher

Negro Digest Publishing Co.

Date

November 1945

Coverage

Chicago

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

Ebony declared at its outset, it “will try to mirror positive every day achievements from Harlem to Hollywood, but when we talk about race as the number one problem of America, we’ll talk turkey.” An initial print run of 25,000 copies sold out immediately and the magazine soon became the flagship of the Johnson Publishing Empire. By 1947, circulation had reached 325,000.