The Role the Magazine "The Crisis" Played During the Harlem Renaissance

This is an essay about the publication The Crisis and its impact during the Harlem Renaissance. The publication, the official magazine of the NAACP, was first edited by W.E.B. Du Bois. The Crisis is the oldest Black-centered magazine. Other known magazines covering similar topics were The Colored American Magazine, The Negro Digest, and Ebony Magazine. Having magazines that focus on Black people and topics has been greatly important because Black Americans can see themselves represented. Before the magazine, popular depictions of Black people were blackface minstrel shows and cartoons where Black people were represented in an inaccurate and insulting way. Some harmful archetypes created by these are Jim Crow and Mammy. W.E.B. Du Bois was known for disputing Booker T. Washington, supporting black nationalism, and pioneering Pan-Africanism. Jessie Redmon Fauset was possibly the most important contributor to the magazine's success. Langston Hughes was the first to be published by The Crisis.
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