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Jet: The Weekly Negro News Magazine [Vol. 1, Number 2]. Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, 8 November 1951.

4 1/4 x 6 in. Illustrated throughout. (2 inner gatherings loose.) Original illustrated wrappers featuring Katherine Dunham (light soiling, spine split but covers attached).

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Jet: The Weekly Negro News Magazine. [Vol. 1, Number 5]. Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, 29 November 1951. 4 1/4 x 6 in. Illustrated throughout. (1 central gathering loose.) Original illustrated wrappers featuring Josephine Baker (minor creasing). 

Two early issues of Jet magazine, founded in November 1951 by John H. Johnson (1918-2005). The magazine is considered one of the most influential African-American media businesses and chronicled the Civil Rights Movement including early events like the lynching of Emmett Till. RARE, with online records indicating that only one copy of each issue has seen the market. 

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Eric Majette Jr.

Estimate: $400 - $600
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