BLACK HISTORY MONTH MAGAZINES: NEGRO DIGEST

Negro Digest was originally founded in 1942 by Johnson Publishing as the black version of Reader’s Digest. It was John Johnson’s first publication, and he used the profits he made from it to later launch Ebony and Jet. Negro Digest folded in 1951 but was revived in the 1960s as a magazine of politics, culture, poetry, and theater. In 1970 its name was changed to Black World, but it stopped publication in 1976. Herbert Temple was the art director.