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Henry Lee Moon, Retired Editor, Dies

Henry Lee Moon, retired editor of The Crisis, the oldest monthly magazine for blacks in the country, is dead. Moon, who joined the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People in 1948, was 84 when he died Friday.

Moon was the NAACP’s public relations director and a key figure in civil rights strategies when he accepted editorship of the magazine in 1965. He also was an expert on the life of W. E. B. DuBois, the black intellectual who founded The Crisis in 1910.

Moon was the author of two books, “Balance of Power: The Negro Vote” and “The Emerging Thought of W. E. B. DuBois.” He also was a contributor to many national publications, among them the New Republic, the Nation and Saturday Review.


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