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Thu, 11.01.1945

EBONY Magazine is Published

Ebony, 1945 issue

On this date in 1945, the first issue of EBONY magazine was published in Chicago.

John H. Johnson started the company with a $500 loan on his mother's furniture. The first office of Johnson Publishing Co., which was then called Negro Digest Publishing Co., was on the second floor of the Windy City's Supreme Life Insurance Co. building in a room of a private law firm.

Soon Johnson bought the company's first building to house EBONY and its sister publication Negro Digest on South State Street in Chicago.

to be a Journalist or Reporter


Ebony Magazine Special Issue-The Bicentennial
A Johnson Publication August 1975
Volume XXX No. 10

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

They rode north funky & uneducated to live & let themselves rest: I come here ghuddammit to make my way, lazy or not, to own myself open the touch of... BLACKIE THINKS OF HIS BROTHERS by Stanley Crouch.
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