Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 313

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
NAACP. Crisis Magazine, a Record of the Darker Races. The entire year of 1934, 12 numbers. Average 24-32 pages. Large 4to, original wrappers. all copies are in virtually "as new" condition. should be seen. New York, 1934

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The year 1934 was an important one for people of color. In June, Alabama's Supreme Court upheld the lower court's decision finding the Scottsboro Boys Heywood Patterson and Clarence Norris guilty of rape, and sentencing them to death. This case, with all of its ramifications would continue to be reported in the pages of Crisis for years to come. In Europe, Nazi Germany targeted the Jewish people, in what was the beginning of the Holocaust. Articles include "Hitler, Jews and Negroes," "Recalling 1906," "Langston Hughes on Russia," "Wage Differential," by Robert Weaver, and "Norman Thomas Discusses---Can American go Fascist?" America was still well into the Great Depression, and if times were bad for white Americans, they were infinitely worse for blacks. Labor issues, segregation and the wide gulf in opportunity are all addressed in these issues of Crisis, the official organ of the NAACP.