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date: 06 August 2020

Crisis, The: A Record Of The Darker Races.locked

  • William Pencak

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 The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races was first published on 1 November 1910 as the official magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which itself began in 1909. The Crisis's founding editor W. E. B. Du Bois—the leading black intellectual in the United States, who had already published two classic works, The Philadelphia Negro in 1899 and The Souls of Black Folk in 1903—stated the magazine's purpose in an editorial in its first issue. The Crisis would Du Bois wrote show the danger of race prejudice particularly as manifested today toward colored people It takes its name from the fact that the editors believe that this is a critical time in the history of the advancement of men The world stood at a crossroads it could either make the world old dream of human brotherhood approach realization or ...

A version of this article originally appeared in The Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present.

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