The man from Essence : creating a magazine for Black women
The man from Essence : creating a magazine for Black women

Lewis, Edward, 1940- author


First Atria Books hardcover edition.

Physical Description
xxiii, 311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm

General Note
Includes index.

The last man standing -- Getting started (1968-1970). The "godfather" calls a sit-down ; Four Black men and a magazine, baby ; Sapphire? Seriously? ; Show us the money -- Getting ready (1940-1968). 1314 Brook Avenue ; "Why are we so poor?" ; BMOC ; Flunking out -- Getting through (1970-1980). "Black man, do you love me?" ; Playboy in the house ; The reign came calling down ; R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me ; Massacre on 30th Street ; Getting down ; Personal power, public position ; Crunching numbers and taking stock -- Getting over (1980-2005). Moving on ; Spirit rising ; A brand is born ; Serious as a heart attack ; Oh my! ; Cash is king, queen, jack-- and ace ; Of music festivals and magazine fortunes ; Time on our side ; Selling in.

Personal Subject
Lewis, Edward, 1940-

Subject Term
Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
African American periodicals -- History.
Women's periodicals, American -- History.

Added Author
Edwards, Audrey, 1947-
Cosby, Camille O. (Camille Olivia), 1944-

The co-founder of Essence magazine recounts how his early life in a violent South Bronx neighborhood and a strong family work ethic inspired him to create a magazine for black women and overcome the career challenges that followed.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Book070.5092 LEW11Nonfiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book070.5092 LEW11Nonfiction Collection