Aaron Douglas, "20th Anniversary, N.A.A.C.P." The Crisis, May, 1929.
Once again an artist for the magazine evokes a modern African woman. The dominant image -- of a strong, long necked African-featured woman in profile -- is flanked by tall modern buildings. In the background the rays of the sun feature the initials of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as the cover celebrates the organization's 20th anniversary.
Douglas, an African American painter, muralist and illustrator, was a frequent contrtibutor to The Crisis. He fused artistic images of North Africa (Egypt) with those from West Africa. His murals hang at Fisk University in Nashville, where he served for many years as chair of the Art Department, and in the Schomburg Center for Art and Culture, part of the New York Public Library in Harlem.