EBONY CLASSICS. Johnson Publishing. 6 Volumes. African American History.

EBONY CLASSICS. Johnson Publishing. 6 Volumes

Chicago: Johnson Publishing, (1970). First editions, thus. Hardcover. 8vo's. An important association set, gifted from Johnson Publishing to Illinois Governor Otto Kerner. who was the Chairman of the 1968 U.S. Commission that declared in the so-called "Kerner Report" that our nation was "moving toward two societies, one black, and one white - separate and unequal." The 6 volumes, all bound in full dark brown gilt-lettered calf) are: 1. MEN OF MARK. Eminent, Progressive and Rising by William J. Simmons (1887) 829pp. 2. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, etc by William Still (1871). 812pp with index. 3. BLACK AND WHITE. Land, Labor, and Politics in the South by Timothy Thomas Fortune (1884) 201pp. 4. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FUGITIVE NEGRO. His Anti-Slavery Labors in the United States, Canada, & England by Samuel Ringgold Ward. (1855) 277pp. 5. MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM by Frederick Douglass (1855) 370pp. 6. NARRATIVE OF SOJOURNER TRUTH NARRATIVE AND BOOK OF LIFE. A Bondwoman of Olden Time (1850).Chicago. Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) was founded in 1942 by John H. Johnson and is the curator of the African-American experience-- past, present, and future. JPC is the preeminent publisher of EBONY and JET magazines, and with 5 million photographs of the black experience, along with video of same. The coporate philanthropic mission focuses on black education, financial literacy and AIDS education. The company's products reach over 72% of African-Americans over 18 years old. Provenance: From the Estate of Governor Otto Kerner. All fine copies, issued sans dust jackets. Item #14044

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