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Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.Popular Black History in Postwar America$
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E. James West

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043116

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

E. James West

University of Illinois Press

In the June 1969 issue of Ebony, its editors used the popular “Backstage” feature to invite readers on a literary tour through the Chicago offices of parent company Johnson Publishing.1 The magazine’s audience was introduced to the circulation team, whose state-of-the-art IBM computers printed mailing lists for close to one million monthly subscribers, as well as other departments housed at the company’s imposing headquarters on South Michigan Avenue....

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