Photo caption Summer 2010 issue
Mt Vernon, NY (BlackNews.com) — As the publishing industry moves to a digital platform, American Legacy Magazine is right in stride. The magazine continues its preservation of African-American History and Culture by joining Zinio, Facebook, and Twitter.
For the past 15 years, American Legacy Magazine has educated the masses with in-depth historical accounts of often-untold stories in African-American history. The publication also inspires readers to further investigate and promote the valuable information found in the articles. The blockbuster movie, The Great Debaters directed by and starring Denzel Washington was based on a 1997 American Legacy article of the same name. Now, the publication continues to educate and inform its audience via new electronic mediums.
Founder, Publisher and CEO, Rodney J. Reynolds wanted to ensure that American Legacy Magazine readers have an interactive relationship with the magazine. Now, on a daily basis, Facebook and Twitter users are able to correspond and participate in the Black History Trivia on the group and company page (www.facebook.com/americanlegacymag / www.twitter.com/amlegmag95). Fans of the company are able to respond via comment as to what they believe are the correct answers. As Facebook and Twitter are the publication’s newest catalysts for education, the magazine continues to produce high quality editorials, but on a new platform.
Soon, readers will be able to go green with American Legacy Magazine. A digital version of the quarterly publication will be available for download from Zinio. Readers can simply log on to http://www.zinio.com or www.americanlegacymag.com and subscribe to the paperless version of American Legacy. For those who favor holding a physical product, regular subscriptions are still available for the print edition.
American Legacy Magazine’s digital campaign adds to its already vast list of opportunities for its readers. In 2008, the magazine launched its first “Know Your History” Mobile Museum Tour. High School students can also participate in “The American Legacy Challenge” trivia competition. The competition is based on American Legacy’s Black History Curriculum Guide, which is available for teachers and parents. Finally, fans of Black History can purchase the “American Legacy Know Your History Board Game”.
American Legacy magazine is distributed nationwide to over 2.05 million readers through black churches, educational and cultural institutions. Also available on newsstands and through paid subscriptions, American Legacy is published quarterly by RJR Communications Inc. For more information on American Legacy Magazine, the Black History Trivia or to purchase American Legacy products, visit www.americanlegacymag.com.