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President
MOORFIELD STOREY

Vice-Presidents
ARCHIBALD H. GRIMKE
REV. JOHN HAYNES HOLMES
BISHOP JOHN HURST
JOHN E. MILHOLLAND
MARY WHITE OVINGTON
OSWALD GARRISON VILLARD

Executive Officers
DR. J. E. SPINGARN, Chairman of Board
OSWALD GARRISON VILLARD, Treasurer
DR. W. E. B. DU BOIS, Director of Publications and Research
ROY NASH, Secretary
JAMES WELDON JONHSON, Field Secretary

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE

DIRECTORS

Chicago
JANE ADDAMS
DR. C. E. BENTLEY

Boston
JOSEPH PRINCE LOUD
BUTLER R. WILSON

Baltimore
BISHOP JOHN HURST
DR. F. N. CARDOZO

Springfield, Mass.
REV. G. R. WALLER

Washington
PROF. GEO. WILLIAM COOK

Brooklyn
DR. V. MORTON JONES
DR. O. M. WALLER

New Haven
GEORGE W. CRAWFORD

Philadelphia
DR. WILLIAM A. SINCLAIR

New York
REV. HUTCHINS C. BISHOP
MRS. FLORENCE KELLEY
PAUL KENNADAY
CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL
ARTHUR B. SPINGARN
CHARLES H. STUDIN
DR. JOHN G. UNDERHILL
LILLIAN D. WALD
WILLIAM ENGLISH WALLING

ENLIST!

With Memphis and East St. Louis fresh in our memories, we know that the fight for humanity and democracy abroad is not more important than the fight for humanity and democracy at home.

Enlist now in the N. A. A. C. P. Your support was never needed more than now.



Date ___________, 1917.

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DOUBLE EAST ST. LOUIS NUMBER-EDITION 43,000

THE CRISIS
A RECORD OF THE DARKER RACES

PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE, AT 70 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY. CONDUCTED BY W.E. BURGHARDT DU BOIS; AUGUSTUS GRANVILLE DILL, BUSINESS MANAGER

Contents Copyrighted, 1917, by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Contents for September, 1917

PICTURES

COVER. Blanche Deas, of the Negro Players. A study from life by Frank Walts.

THE MASSACRE OF EAST ST. LOUIS - 219-238

THE NEGRO SILENT PROTEST PARADE, NEW YORK CITY - 242-243

DRAWING. By Laura Wheeler - 248

MEN OF THE MONTH - 257


ARTICLES

AGAIN IT IS SEPTEMBER. A Poem. By Jessie Fauset - 248

NEGRO SOLDIERS. A Poem. By Roscoe C. Jamison - 249

THE SO CALLED BLACK PERIL IN SOUTH AFRICA. An Article. By Alice Werner - 249

THE RAGTIME REGIMENT. A Story. By Henry Davis Middleton - 252

BLACK SAMPSON OF BRANDYWINE. A Poem - 255


DEPARTMENTS

EDITORIAL - 215

THE MASSACRE OF EAST ST. LOUIS. An Investigation by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - 219-238

THE LOOKING GLASS - 239

MEN OF THE MONTH - 256

THE HORIZON - 259


THE CRISIS for October

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fixed a few typos - Megan

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