The Press: The Negro Press: 1955

When Ebony, a picture magazine for Negroes, first went on sale in 1945, it was without a shred of advertising, sold less than 25,000 copies. Last week Ebony was celebrating its tenth anniversary with a bulky 180-page issue crammed with $186,-ooo worth of ads and an estimated circu lation of 506,000 (including readers in 15 foreign countries). This week the success of Ebony, which "emphasizes the positive and minimizes the negative" of race relations, will be the focal point of a Voice of America report on the U.S. Negro's progress.

Chicago Publisher John H. Johnson (TIME, Oct. 23, 1950), who has launched...

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