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Black Online Magazines Free - African American PDF

Free online Black magazines, African American pdf magazines. Several years of Black Enterprise, Ebony, Jet, Essence, Women of Color, more.

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There is a variety of African American magazines available for free online reading, including vintage black magazines, black women’s magazines, and magazines focused on black entrepreneurship. Additionally, there is a free online book library that offers a wealth of content for those interested in exploring African American culture and history.

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Black World/Negro Digest


Negro Digest 1942-1961 (Black & White)


“The Negro Digest, later renamed Black World, was a magazine for the African-American market. Founded in November 1942 by publisher John H. Johnson, founder of Johnson Publishing Company, it was first published locally in Chicago, Illinois.” – Wikipedia.

See our post about early 20th Century articles about African American issues


Ebony Magazine Website

Vol 15 No. 1 (Nov 1959) to Vol 64 No. 2 (Dec 2008)

Ebony 1945-1961 (Black & White)

Chicago, IL

Ebony free magazine archive. “Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market. It was founded by John H. Johnson in Chicago and has published continuously since the autumn of 1945. In 2016 Johnson sold the publication to private equity firm Clear View Group.” -Wikipedia. Ebony magazine free online.


Essence Magazine Website


U.S.: American

“Essence magazine is a lifestyle publication for African American women of all ages, shapes, and cultures.” – Publisher. Essence magazine back issues.


Jet Magazine Website


Chicago, IL

“Jet is a magazine marketed to African-American readers. It was founded in 1951 by John H. Johnson of the Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois, as an American weekly. ” – Wikipedia. Old Jet magazines free.

Articles about African American History

A collection of links here at Century Past to articles in magazines and newspapers related to African American History.

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