The Black Man. A Monthly Magazine of Negro Thought and Opinion.
“The Rise of the Negro”
This issue carried the identifying characteristics of the magazine; a pointed or inspirational poem by Garvey on the front wrap (in this example in “The Rise of the Negro” Garvey urges blacks to “rise and demonstrate en masse” to send a message to the oppressive State); an editorial section (an opinion the Joe Louis v. Max Schmeling fight), Garvey’s short essays: “The Unsteady World”, “The Rise of African Sentiment”, “Riots in Jamaica and British Guiana”, a 5-page speech Garvey gave in Nova Scotia entitled “The Work That Has Been Done”, a 3-page speech by Garvey while in Montserrat entitled “The Rule of Intelligence”, and various end matter.
While claiming to be a monthly, The Black Man was issued irregularly from its inception until its cease: “Garvey apparently had great difficulty in raising funds for the publication of the Black Man, as its irregularity and his frequent appeals for financial support indicate.” [Cronon p159] Garvey’s “The Black Man” would end the following year after the present issue, the last magazine being dated June, 1939.
Description: The Black Man. A Monthly Magazine of Negro Thought and Opinion.
[London: Vail & Co., Ltd.] The Black Man Publishing Co. Vol III, No. 10. July 1938. pp. Quarto, printed wrappers, stapled binding. Old dampstaining and browning to wraps; internally, very good.
Ref. Cronon, Black Moses (Wisconsin, 1966).