Sepia Record - Vol.1, No.2. AFRICAN AMERICANS, PERIODICALS, Charles W. TONEY.

Sepia Record - Vol.1, No.2

Davenport, IA: Sepia Record / Charles W. Toney, 1945. Apparent final issue (per Danky) of this short-lived periodical producedd by Iowa businessman Charles W. Toney, published with the aim of improving race relations in the Quad Cities area. Toney was the first welder of color in the states of Iowa and Illinois (see Davenport Public Library blog), a barber/beauty shop owner (the first Black-owned business in Davenport), noted civil rights activist and president of the Davenport chapter of the NAACP. Contents feature articles on interracial cooperation, civil rights, and featurettes on notable African-American personalities, including Langston Hughes, Claude Buddy Young, and Katherine Dunham. Scarce; OCLC notes a single holding at Yale only. DANKY 5334. Quarto (28cm); photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; 36pp; illus. Two diagonal creases to lower corner of pp.3/4, short tears to lower edge of pp.7-10, with a brief holograph notation on p.13 and some mild wear to extremities; Very Good+.

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