Today’s Black History Month illustration is of Ebony magazine, one of the oldest black magazines in the country. It debuted in 1945 and was modeled after Life magazine.
Ebony earned a strong national reputation for celebrating Black culture. In the 60s, it provided reliable coverage of the civil rights movement. It positively portrayed Black life by refuting stereotypes and discussing ways to overcome racial barriers/obstacles to success. Ebony continues to celebrate Black culture and its contributions to American society.
Side note: These are some of my favorite classic Ebony covers.