Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Courier, 1950. First Edition Thus. Small 4to (9 1/8 inches x 6 5/8 inches; 235 x 170 mm), 11,  pages, in stapled pictorial wrappers. Pamphlet reprinting articles from The Pittsburgh Courier on the progress African-American women had made in the first 50 years of the 20th century. "At mid-century, the Negro woman has one abiding interest--first class citizenship--and her leadership is geared to service rather than personal fame," writes the author, Marjorie McKenzie, a Washington, D.C., lawyer. Her articles here deal with the family, the job picture, black women in business, and black organizations. This reprint was one in a series of booklets on African-American subjects published in 1950 by The Pittsburgh Courier, a major black newspaper. The Courier had originally planned to publish 28 booklets, but issued only 23. OCLC FirstSearch shows only five institutional holdings of this pamphlet: Howard, Emory, Notre Dame, Jackson State, and Central State. There were no copies in commerce as of August 11, 2019. An interesting look at the state of black womanhood at mid-century. SCARCE. Item #2026
CONDITION: Some toning and soiling to wrappers, couple of nicks to the upper wrapper, staples rusted but internally clean and unmarked. A Very Good or better copy.