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Harry Moore, a NAACP leader who campaigned against police brutality and led voter registration drives, is killed and his wife, Harriette Moore, a schoolteacher, is fatally wounded when their home in Mims, Florida, is bombed on December 25.

The Pittsburgh Courier, with a circulation of 268,447, is the country's largest African-American newspaper [according to Jessie Parkhurst Guzman, ed., 1952 Negro Yearbook (New York: William H. Wise, 1952)], followed by the Chicago Defender (155,074), the Norfolk Journal and Guide (63,428), the Baltimore Afro-American (60,742, with smaller editions published in Philadelphia, Washington, and Richmond), New York Amsterdam News (59,849), Kansas City Call (38,892), Atlanta Daily World, (29,500), Cleveland Call and Post (23,530), Michigan Chronicle (21,619), and California Eagle (20,000). Ebony is the largest African-American magazine, with a monthly circulation of 379,000, followed by Negro Digest (100,000) and the NAACP Crisis (40,000).