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JET is an American weekly marketed toward African American readers, founded in 1951 by John H. Johnson of Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois. Initially billed as "The Weekly Negro News Magazine", Jet is notable for its role in chronicling the early days of the American Civil Rights movement from its earliest years including coverage of the Emmett Till murder, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Still published in small digest sized format, the magazine printed in all or mostly black and white until its 27 December 1999 issue. In 2009, Jet's publishing format was changed; it is now published every week, but a double issue is published at the end of each month.