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* Foreword Julian Bond * Introduction Esther Cooper Jackson Origins of Freedomways * Behold the Land, No.1, 1964 W.E.B. Du Bois * The Battleground Is Here, No. 1, 1971 Paul Robeson * Southern Youth's Proud Heritage, No. 1, 1964 Augusta Strong * Memoirs of a Birmingham Coal Miner, No. 1, 1964 Henry O. Mayfield * Not New Ground, but Rights Once Dearly Won, No. 1, 1962 Louis E. Burnham * Honoring Dr. Du Bois, No. 2, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. * Ode to Paul Robeson, No. 1, 1976 Pablo Neruda Reports from the Front Lines: Segregation in the South J. H. O'Dell * The Negro People and the United States, No. 1, 1961 W.E.B. Du Bois * A Freedom Rider Speaks His Mind, No. 2, 1961 Jimmy McDonald * What Price Prejudice? On the Economics of Discrimination, No. 3, 1962 Whitney M. Young Jr. * The Southern Youth Movement, No. 2, 1962 Julian Bond * Nonviolence: An Interpretation, No. 2, 1963 Julian Bond * Lorraine Hansberry at the Summit, No. 4, 1979 James Baldwin * "We're Moving!" No. 1, 1971 Paul Robeson * Birmingham Shall Be Free Some Day, No. 1, 1964 Fred L. Shuttlesworth * Tremor in the Iceberg: The Mississippi Summer Project, No. 2, 1965 Eric Morton * The Freedom Schools: Concept and Organization, No. 2, 1965 Staughton Lynd * Life in Mississippi: An Interview with Fannie Lou Hamer, No. 2, 1965 J. H. O'Dell * The Politics of Necessity and Survival in Mississippi, No. 2, 1966 Lawrence Guyot and Mike Thelwell International Solidarity * The American Negro and the Darker World, No. 3, 1968 W.E.B. Du Bois * Address to The United Nations, No. 1, 1961 Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah * What Happened in Ghana? The Inside Story, No. 3, 1966 Shirley Graham Du Bois * Kwame Nkrumah: African Liberator, No. 3, 1972 Shirley Graham Du Bois * Socialism Is Not Racialism, No. 2, 1970 Hon. Julius K. Nyerere THE ANTIWAR MOVEMENT * Selections from Robeson's Writings and Speeches: On Peace, No. 1, 1971 Paul Robeson * The Giant Stirs,No. ?, 19?? W.E.B. Du Bois * The Freedom Movement and the War in Vietnam, No. 4, 1965 Robert S. Browne * A Time to Break Silence, No. 2, 1967 Martin Luther King Jr. * Editorial: Muhammad Ali-The Measure of a Man, No. 2, 1967 * The GI Movement vs. the War: A Symposium, No. 4, 1970 Ralph David Abernathy, Howard Levy, and J. H. O'Dell SOUTHERN AFRICA * Three African Freedom Movements, No. 4, 1962 Special Correspondent * The African-American Manifesto on Southern Africa, No. 4, 1976 * Editorial: South Africa and the USA, No. 4, 1976 * Northern Ireland Through Black Eyes, No. 1, 1982 Jean Carey Bond * Moving North * Anti-Semitism and Black Power, No. 2, 1967 Ossie Davis LABOR * Address to Labor: Who Built This Land? No. 1, 1971 Paul Robeson * Three Challenges to Organized Labor, No. 4, 1972 Jesse L. Jackson EDUCATION * Education and Black Self-Image, No. 4, 1968 Alvin F. Poussaint * School Desegregation: Seeking New Victories Among the Ashes, No. 1, 1977 Derrick A. Bell * The Bakke Case and Affirmative Action: Some Implications for the Future, No. 1, 1978 Haywood Burns WOMEN * Negro Women in Freedom's Battles, No. 4, 1967 Augusta Strong * Racism and Contemporary Literature on Rape, No. 1, 1976 Angela Y. Davis * Biology and Gender: False Theories About Women and Blacks, No. 1, 1977 Dorothy Burnham PRISON AND THE COURTS * Bangs and Whimpers: Black Youth and the Courts, No. 3, 1975 Bruce McM. Wright * Pages from the Life of a Black Prisoner, No. 4, 1971 Frank E. Chapman Jr. * The Death Penalty: Continuing Threat to America's Poor, No. 1, 1971 Lennox S. Hinds Pioneers of Black Studies * Ernest Kaiser, Conference of Encyclopedia Africana, No. 4, 1963 W.E.B. Du Bois * Negroes in the American Revolution, No. 2, 1961 Shirley Graham Du Bois * Black/Indian Origins of the Fight for Democracy, No. 2, 1984 William Loren Katz * The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual, No. 1, 1969 Ernest Kaiser Culture and the Cause of Black Freedom * Ruby Dee, The Negro Woman in American Literature, No. 1, 1966 Alice Childress, Paule Marshall, and Sarah E. Wright POETRY * Paul Robeson, No. 1, 1971 Gwendolyn Brooks * Prologue, No. 1, 1971 Audre Lorde * Rites of Passage, No. 1, 1971 Audre Lorde * The Lion in Daniel's Den, No. 1, 1971 Nikki Giovanni * For Beautiful Mary Brown: Chicago Rent Strike Leader, No. 2, 1971 June Jordan * Rock Eagle, No. 4, 1971 Alice Walker * Facing the Way, No. 4, 1975 Alice Walker * The Abduction of Saints, No. 4, 1975 Alice Walker * My Early Days in Harlem, No. 3, 1963 Langston Hughes * Langston Hughes: He Spoke of Rivers, No. 2, 1968 Arna Bontemps * An Old Woman Remembers, No. 3, 1963 Sterling A. Brown * A Letter from Brooklyn, No. 3, 1964 Derek Walcott * Poems of Agostinho Neto: "Struggle" and "We Must Return," No. 1, 1976 translated by Marga Holness * Eventide, Kumasi, No. 2, 1970 Keith E. Baird FICTION AND DRAMA * We Are of the Same Sidewalks, No. 3, 1980 Lorraine Hansberry * Lorraine Hansberry: On Time! No. 4, 1979 John Oliver Killens * The Once and Future Vision of Lorraine Hansberry, No. 4, 1979 Alex Haley * At the Emmy Time! No. 1, 1980 Ruby Dee * The Welcome Table, No. 3, 1970 Alice Walker * The First Day(A Fable After Brown), No. 4, 1974 Alice Walker * A Review of God's Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembene, No. 2, 1978 Loyle Hairston MUSIC * Jazz, No. 2, 1962 Max Roach * Black Women Singers-Artists, No. 1, 1966 Abbey Lincoln * Will Jazz Survive? Thoughts on the State of the Great American Art, No. 4, 1983 Playthell Benjamin * Martin Luther King: A Personal Tribute, No. 1, 1972 Harry Belafonte * Afterword David Levering Lewis

About the Author

Esther Cooper Jackson was part of the nucleus around W.E.B. Du Bois that founded the Freedomways Quarterly in 1961, a periodical devoted to furthering the civil rights struggle. As managing editor, Esther Cooper Jackson shepherded the magazine for twenty-five years until it ceased publication in 1986. She is also the co-editor of W.E.B. Du Bois: Black Titan and Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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