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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA Senior Correspondent 

EBONY 75th Anniversary Book Chronicles Black American Excellence and History

 

April 29, 2021

Lavaille Lavette's expansive book counts as a national treasure, which the publisher said marks not only history but also makes history.

Since 1945, Ebony has chronicled Black life and the multitude of contributions of generations of African American icons, trailblazers, changemakers, and the unsung.

As the pandemic continues and keeps some essential milestones off the front pages, Ebony quietly changed ownership while finally receiving overdue recognition for more than 75 years of Black excellence.

"As a child, I can remember vividly the stack of Ebony magazines that adorned our family's coffee table," recalled Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas).

"My parents, I believe, strategically placed those magazines there...



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