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President MOORFIELD STOREY Vice-Presidents ARCHIBALD H. GRIMKÉ REV. JOHN HAYNES HOLMES BISHOP JOHN HURST JOHN E. MILHOLLAND MARY WHITE OVINGTON OSWALD GARRISON VILLARD Executive Officers DR. J. E. SPRINGARN, Chairman of Board OSWALD GARRISON VILLARD, Treasurer DR. W. E. B. DU BOIS, Director of Publications and Research ROY NASH, Secretary JAMES WELDON JOHNSON, 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. FL.ORENCE 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 out memories, we know that the fight for humanity and democracy abroad is 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 GARIRISON 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 years, I enclose ...... dollars. Name ............ Street ............ $ ............ City and State ............ 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, CONDUCED 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 August, 1917 PICTURES Page COVER. By W. M. Farrow SCENES FROM IDLEWILD ..... 169-170 SHADOWS OF LIGHT ..... 181-184 MEN OF THE MONTH ..... 190 ARTICLES CONCERNING THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS MEMORIAL By Mary B. Talbert ..... 167 IDLEWILD ..... 168 THE BEST SUMMER I EVER SPENT. By H. H. Thweatt ..... 169 THREE POEMS. By Lucian B. Watkins ..... 171 LAUGHING IN AND OUT. A Poem. By Edward Ide "GRAY EYES." A Story. By "Jack Howard." Part II ..... 172 TEARS AND KISSES. A Poem. By G. Douglas Johnson ..... 174 DEPARTMENTS EDITORIAL ..... 163 THE LOOKING GLASS ..... 175 NASTIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE ..... 185 MEN OF THE MONTH ..... 189 THE HORIZON ..... 192 TWO SHORT NOTES The CRISIS is of great value to me. It comes next to my prayer book. Bishop John Hurst, Baltimore, Md. I prize the CRISIS more highly than any journal to which I am a subscriber not excluding professional journals, and I personally appreciate and greatly admire the work of the Association with which this organ is identified to the extent that I cannot longer withhold my name from the membership. TEN CENTS A COPY; ONE DOLLAR A YEAR FOREIGN SUBSCRIPTION TWENTY FIVE CENTS EXTRA RENEWALLS: 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 the new address must be given. Two weeks' notice is required. MANUSCRIPTS and drawings related to colored people are desired. The must be accompanied by return postage. If found unavailable, they will be returned. Entered as a second class matter November 2, 1910, at the post office at New York, New York, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
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