(Not) The New Yorker Cover, February 4 2019 Shaun King, activist and journalist, is relaunching The North Star, an abolitionist newspaper that was published by Frederick Douglass in 1847. Shaun has been working diligently to expose human rights abuses, especially against people of color, often being the first to ‘break the news’ and to work for justice. My cover is a take on the first New Yorker cover published, which features an upper class white man gazing upon a butterfly. With this version, Mr. King has turned the gaze to the viewer, bringing an examining eye to the scene. Behind him is a league of butterflies in shades of brown.