"THE SO CALLED 'DARK CONTINENT' HAD UNIVERSITIES, LARGE CITIES WITH BROAD STREETS… MANY SCHOLARS, PREJUDICED WITH THE BLINDING PREJUDICE OF COLOR, REFUSE TO ADMIT THIS": FIRST EDITION OF THE FALL 1961 ISSUE OF EUGENE FELDMAN'S ILLUSTRATED AFRICAN HISTORY BULLETIN
FELDMAN, Eugene. Bulletin of African History. Fall 1961. Chicago: No publisher, 1961. Square octavo, staple-bound as issued, original pictorial cream self-wrappers; pp. 6. $250.
First edition of this 1960s activist bulletin about distinguished figures in Black history.
History teacher and civil rights supporter Eugene Feldman's Bulletin of African History was a free publication meant to showcase the accomplishments of people of African descent in the United States, Africa, and Latin America. This Fall 1961 issue offers concise biographies of civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, Alabama congressman James T. Rapier, and Brazilian abolitionist Luiz Gama. Feldman also includes a piece about King Leopold and the myth that he "civilized" the Congo. Additionally, the bulletin includes illustrations by Margaret T. Burroughs and Mallory Pearce.
Faint vertical crease from folding, slight toning to extremities. Near-fine condition.