OLD JET MAGAZINES FROM 1950
Click on the years at the bottom and see the history. You can read the magazine in its entirety
Here’s something special, especially for those of us
Who have been around for a while.
A keeper that may bring back memories or instruct.
This is Black American History at its best!!!
Check it out when you have time.
This entry contains copies of the Jet Magazine
going all the way back to 1950.
Not only do you get the covers of all the issues of Jet Magazine, but you can actually read the issues.
Good tool for your children and grandchildren. Please share…
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Black doctors, judges, truckers and laborers were pressed together while they waited to be shorn. They talked sports or politics and thumbed through magazines and newspapers. There were the standard white publications — The Philadelphia Inquirer, Look, Life,Field & Stream. But there were also magazines that most white people never saw and that offered views of black achievement and middle class normalcy that were largely excluded from the white press.
Among these were Tan, Sepia, Ebony and the “Negro’s bible” of the era, Jet, whose publisher announced on Wednesday that it would cease print publication and move to the Web. Jet was profoundly important at a time when the white press denied the existence of the black elites and generally found black people of interest only if they committed crimes. [Read more]