A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 6, 1970

SEVERAL times recently, TIME has offered its readers special supplements on subjects so vast as to require extraordinary treatment. "To Heal a Nation" (Jan. 24, 1969) assessed the quality of U.S. life and how a new Administration might improve it. "From the '60s to the '70s" (Dec. 19) appraised the character of one decade as it sought clues to the next.

This week, for the first time, the editors have devoted virtually the entire magazine to one overriding problem: the role of the black in America today. We have reported extensively on this...

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