Jet: The Weekly Negro News Magazine

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Title

Jet: The Weekly Negro News Magazine

Publisher

Johnson Publishing Co.

Date

November 1, 1951

Coverage

Chicago

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

John H. Johnson’s fourth magazine, which appeared on November 1, 1951, was billed as “The Weekly Negro News Magazine.” Well-illustrated with photographs, its digest-sized format was inexpensive enough to sustain a weekly circulation. Jet gained national prominence in 1955 with graphic coverage of the murder of Emmett Till and continued to grow with extensive coverage of the Civil Rights movement.