St. Louis: July to December, 1930. Six issues, consecutively numbered from  to 312pp. Original printed wrappers of various colors, stapled. Each issue with embossed blindstamp on front cover canceled with an ink overstamp reading "Withdrawn." Minor dust-soiling and light rubbing to covers, each issue with soft vertical crease. Very good. Item #4245
A six-issue consecutive run beginning in the middle of 1930 and running through the end of the year, from July to December 1930. Each issue is comprised of five or six articles written by a variety of authors focused on issues facing Black Catholics and the larger African American community. A sampling of articles include William M. Markoe's "Our Jim Crow Federation," Francis Gilligan's "The Negro Slave in the United States," Joseph Ledit's "Bolshevism and the Negro," Dorothy Willman's "Women's Sodalities Meet in Chicago," and Dr. Thomas Wyatt Turner's "Statement of the Federated Colored Catholics." The legendary Dr. Turner was the founder and President of the Federated Colored Catholics, and at the time of the present publication was teaching botany at the Hampton Institute. The present issues also contain editorials, letters to the editor, and updates on local chapters from New York to Galveston, Texas. Each issue is also illustrated with occasional photographs, and ends with several pages of local advertisements, providing important information on the commercial interests serving the African American community in St. Louis at the time. Scarce in institutions, which are mostly scattered and sometimes on microfilm, and very uncommon in the market, especially in even short runs such as this.