New York: Messenger Publishing Co, 1924. First Edition. Owen and Randolph, both members of the Socialist Party of America, founded The Messenger in 1917. The journal was published irregularly from 1917 until 1928, during which period it followed the progression of the Harlem Renaissance. Among the regular contributors was African-American journalist George Schuyler, whose piece "Shafts and Darts" appears in the present issue. DANKY 3763. Quarto (30.5cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers by Lee Haynes; 67-94pp.; illus., chiefly photographs, throughout, text in double columns. At head of upper cover: "World's Greatest Negro Monthly." Wrappers rather worn from handling, spine ends just starting to separate, old vertical fold line, large dampstain affecting about a third of upper cover with some bleeding into textblock; interior leaves separate but present. Good only of a very rare and significant African American magazine. (Inventory #: 31380)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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