Sepia Magazine // Miriam Makeba Cover Story (1968)

$75.00

Vintage 1968 issue of Sepia Magazine, a rare African American-focused publication founded in the late 1940's. Binding is tight and in good condition, and cover is taped at the bottom of the spine. Fading and discoloration. See photos.

About: Sepia, a  photojournalistic magazine, featured articles based primarily on achievements of African Americans. It was part of the rise of postwar publications and businesses aimed at black audiences. The magazine was founded in 1946 as Negro Achievements by Horace J. Blackwell, an African-American clothing merchant of Fort Worth, TX. He also founded The World's Messenger in 1942 (later Bronze Thrills), featuring romance-true confession type stories of working-class blacks. This publication is a part of the Good Company (Sepia Publishing) Company family which include, Sepia, Hep, Jive and Bronze Thrills. From its founding, Good Publishing Company had a focus on having female leadership in important editorial roles. The company was ultimately purchased back by Beatrice Pringle, who had been part of Blackwell's founding editorial team. She continued it until 1983, closing it despite positive circulation.

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