American Notes: Year of the Black

The vast majority of Americans, both white and black, remain ignorant of the contributions that black men have made to the national culture. Now a Los Angeles group called Progressive Black Associates has prepared an informal black-studies course of instruction. It is in the form of a calendar that chronicles day by day "the untold history of the black man in America." From Jan. 1, the 107th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, to Dec. 31, Odetta's 40th birthday, the calendar measures 1970 in terms of black men's achievements.

The calendar includes portraits...

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