Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 312

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
DU BOIS, W.E.B. 7 World War One-era issues of The Crisis. March, May, June, August, November 1917; January and June 1918. Small 4to, original wrappers, for the most part in very good to fine condition, a few small repairs. should be seen. New York, 1917-1918

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The years 1917 and 1918 were very important to African Americans. In addition to the war in Europe, where tens of thousands of African American men were fighting for a country which still refused them the rights of full citizenship, a significant migration out of the rural South into the Northeast and Midwest was beginning to change the face of America forever. These early issues of Crisis not only reported the news, they also printed the poetry and fiction of the writers of the nascent Harlem Renaissance: Georgia Douglas Johnson, Angelina Grimke, Jessie Faucet, and James Weldon Johnson to name just a few. These nearly century old magazines are in remarkably good condition.