Negro Digest

Negro Digest, later renamed Black World, was a magazine aimed at African Americans that focused on culture, news, and opinions. It was published continuously from 1942 to 1976 by the Johnson Publishing Company, founded by John H. Johnson. Negro Digest's aim was to present a positive image of African Americans to a wider audience and its articles covered many topics such as literature, music, history, and civil rights. The magazine was a platform for African American writers and intellectuals, many of whom later became major Civil Rights Movement figures.Image:negro-digest-sample-cover

In 1961, Negro Digest was renamed Black World when its focus shifted to reflecting political and social issues affecting African Americans. Black World became more confrontational and outspoken under its new name, addressing issues such as institutional racism, police brutality, and the Vietnam War.

Over the years, Negro Digest/Black World had a significant influence on African American politics and culture. Known figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, and James Baldwin all contributed to the magazine. The magazine's contributions to African American discourse and culture can be seen in the many publications inspired by its legacy.{{Categories}}

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