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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. MEMBERSHIP BLANK The Crisis is sent without further charge to members paying two dollars or more. OSWALD GARRISON VILLARD, Treasurer. 70 Fifth Avenue, New York. SIR: I desire to become a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and to receive The Crisis. In payment of my dues for one year, I enclose ________ dollars. Name _______________ Street _____________ City and State ___________________ $ ________ Mention The Crisis 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 The October Number will be Children's Number. Pictures of interesting children must reach us by September 1. No pictures can be returned. Our Children's Number is always one of the most interesting numbers of the year. TEN CENTS A COPY; ONE DOLLAR A YEAR FOREIGN SUBSCRIPTIONS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS EXTRA RENEWALS: The date of expiration of each subscription is printed on the wrapper. When the subscription is due, a blue renewal blank is enclosed. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: The address of a subscriber can be changed as often as desired. In ordering a change of address, both the old and new address must be given. Two weeks' notice is required. MANUSCRIPTS and drawings relating to colored people are desired. They must be accompanied by return postage. If found unavailable they will be returned. Entered as second class matter November 2, 1910, at the post office at New York, New York, under the Act of March 3, 1879. [[image - logo, ALLIED PRINTING TRADES UNION LABEL COUNCIL, NEW YORK CITY]]
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