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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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Tell Us of Our Past

Tell Us of Our Past

(p.31) Chapter 2 Tell Us of Our Past
Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

E. James West

University of Illinois Press

This chapter focuses on the publication of Ebony’s first major “Negro History” series during the early 1960s, a feature which helped to formalise its role as an outlet for popular black history and signalled the emergence of Lerone Bennett, Jr. as a popular historian and public intellectual. The diverse ways in which Ebony’s audience and external critics engaged with the magazine’s series reveals the importance of Ebony’s role as a ‘history book’, but also how this role was contested by other black history outlets and organisations

Keywords:   Black Press, Black Print Culture, Black History Education, Ebony magazine, Lerone Bennett Jr., Serialisation

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