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Edward T. Lewis

Essence Communications

1969 - Present

Publishing & Print Media

1960 b. 1940
UndergraduateUniversity of New Mexico
GraduateMA, University of New Mexico
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceBlack or African American
Era - 1960

Lewis was publisher of Essence Magazine, the first black high-fashion magazine. First published in 1970, the magazine had a circulation of 850,000 by 1988. With the magazine as its base business, Essence Communications has successfully expanded into other media outlets, including television and mail order.