EBONY Revisits the Legacy of Its Iconic Magazine in a New Book

EBONY magazine has chronicled and celebrated Black life for more than seven decades. Now you can have a piece of that legacy in your home or office. EBONY: Covering Black America includes more than 600 covers and photographs featuring historic figures, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan; political figures Barack and Michelle Obama; entertainers such and Prince; and notables in the world of sports, from the iconic Muhammad Ali to Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles.

Curated by Lavaille Lavette, the book also features an array of articles divided by categories including Civil Rights & Social Justice, Love & Family, EBONY Men, EBONY Women, and EBONY Music. “We are excited to showcase the rich history and storytelling of EBONY,” says Michele Thornton Ghee, CEO of EBONY Media. “It’s a great read and a must-have for anyone who loves the brand.”

EBONY: Covering Black America is available in bookstores now.

In the Washington, DC area? Come out and celebrate the book release on April 20, 2021—which is now EBONY Black America Day. The Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will preside over the official declaration at 12pm on the steps of the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C.

You can find EBONY: Covering Black America at Black-owned bookstores all over the country, including Black Pearl Bookstore (Texas), Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center (Michigan) and 44th & 3rd (Atlanta). The book is also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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