Esther Cooper Jackson
Esther Cooper Jackson (August 21, 1917 – August 23, 2022) was the co-founder of the magazine Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement and served as the magazine’s managing editor for the 25 years the magazine was published (1961 until 1985).
Freedomways was an influential quarterly magazine that featured the writings of Kwame Nkrumah, John Henrik Clarke, W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., Paul Robeson, Alice Walker, Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin and many more. The magazine also featured the art of Jacob Laurence, Romare Beardon, Elizabeth Catlett, and others.