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Fri, 04.19.1946

Our World Magazine is published.

Our World Magazine

*The first publication of Our World magazine was on this date in 1946. Our World was a magazine for African American readers founded by John P. Davis.  

Our World Magazine was a full-size, nationally distributed magazine. Their first issue, which featured singer-actress Lena Horne on the cover, arrived on the nation's newsstands in the spring. Our World portrayed black America as no other national publication had ever done. Its covers featured entertainers Lena Horne, Marian Anderson, Harry Belafonte (shown), Eartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, and others.

The magazine was a premier publication for African American men and women covering contemporary topics from black history to sports & entertainment with regular articles on health, fashion, politics & social awareness; it was headquartered out of New York City. Our World magazine was published from 1946 to 1957.

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