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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Ebony Magazine

Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


Ebony Magazine
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.37

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    downturn, protesters, self-respect, Well-written, motivate, economic, circulation, society, odds, bombings, slavery, selection, cases, appreciation, civil, version
     content words:    John H., World War II, John Johnson, United States, Reverend Martin Luther King, Moneta Sleet, Pulitzer Prize, General Colin Powell, Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali


Ebony Magazine
By Jane Runyon
  

1     John H. Johnson was born in Arkansas in 1918, the grandson of slaves. He was a young, black businessman in 1945. He watched young black G.I.'s returning from World War II. He saw confusion on their faces. They had fought bravely for their country in Europe and in Asia. They were a respected and essential part of the military. Now they were returning to a homeland that in many cases still did not accept them as citizens. The South still had segregated "White Only" restaurants, theaters, and schools.
 
2     John Johnson believed in his race. He believed that blacks were people who deserved respect. He believed that blacks needed a new sense of self-respect. He wanted to motivate his people to reach for new heights of success. He concluded that the way to reach his goal was through a magazine designed for the black population. That magazine would be called Ebony.
 
3     Ebony would be a place to find positive black role models. Johnson wanted large, dramatic photographs. He wanted articles about blacks who had overcome great odds to find a place in society. This magazine would be a resource for its readers. Useful ideas and plans of action would be made available to anyone interested enough to read the articles.

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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
             Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

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