Chicago’s own Ebony Magazine has digitized its archives. Celebrate.
Ebony was the premier photojournalism and news magazine of the Black Diaspora for decades. During its peak, Ebony featured groundbreaking work by photographers such as Gordon Parks (work seen below), as well as thought provoking articles that exposed sometimes obscure corners of the “black experience” (Mixed race children of WWII G.I.s in Japan, black scuba divers, black opera singers, et al.). A beautiful thing.
A contender has yet to step up to the plate and pick up that mantle.
click here to access the archive that goes back more than fifty years. Jive on!
August 16th, 2011 at 11:19 am
[…] little background, Ebony (launched in the 1940s by the Johnson Family) was by far the most popular, influential Black Magazine in America for decades. At its peak, Ebony was home to Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Moneta Sleet, Jr., among other […]