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The Voice of the Negro

The Voice of the Negro was a literary journal aimed at a national audience of African Americans which was published from 1904 to 1907.[1][2][3]

The Voice of the Negro was founded by John W. E. Bowen, Sr. and Jesse Max Barber in Atlanta, Georgia in June 1904. It relocated to Chicago following the Atlanta Race Riot of September 1906, and ceased publication in 1907.

The journal published writing by Booker T. Washington, as well as work by a younger generation of black activists and intellectuals: W. E. B. Du Bois, John Hope, Kelly Miller, Mary Church Terrell, and William Pickens. It featured poetry by James D. Corrothers, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.


  1. ^ Louis R. Harlan, "Booker T. Washington and the Voice of the Negro, 1904–1907", Journal of Southern History 45 (February 1979), pp. 45–62.
  2. ^ Rose Bibliography (Project) (1974), Analytical guide and indexes to the Voice of the Negro, 1904-1907, Greenwood Press, ISBN 978-0-8371-7174-6
  3. ^ The Voice of the Negro : an illustrated monthly magazine, Atlanta ; Chicago, 1904, retrieved 18 June 2018