Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 314

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
NAACP. Crisis Magazine, a Record of the Darker Races. 20 issues covering WWII, from November, 1939 through May, 1945. Large 4to, original wrappers; with the exception of November, 1942, all are fresh and virtually "as new." New York, 1939-1945

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Includes: November 1939, July, 1940, October, 1940, December, 1940, May, 1941, February 1942, April, 1942, May, 1942, September, 1942, November, 1942, March, 1943, May, 1943, June, 1943, September, 1943, January, 1944, April, 1944, September, 1944, and April, 1945.
While a broken run, this group of Crisis Magazines provides an almost month by month description of the progress of WWII, and the African American community's participation in it. A number of issues are devoted to the Tuskegee Airmen and to black participation, male and female, in the armed services. In addition to much war news, the struggle for civil rights, unions, education and the ever-present inequality continue to fill the pages. But not all the news is war news or negative; articles by or about people like Fats Waller, Philadelphia attorney Raymond Pace Alexander, composer William Grant Still or women in defense work more than balance out the grim news from Europe and the Pacific.