Sixteen Issues of Freedomways (1961-1968)
Sixteen Issues of Freedomways (1961-1968)

Sixteen Issues of Freedomways (1961-1968)

Freedomways Associates, Inc., 1961-1968. Item #4606

Founded by W.E.B. Du Bois, Edward Strong, and Louis Burnham in Spring 1961, Freedomways ran until 1985 as the premier journal for African-American political and cultural thought. Early issues were edited by Shirley Graham Du Bois; starting with Winter 1964, Esther Jackson is Managing Editor and John Henrik Clarke, Associate Editor.

No publisher credited for Vol. 1, No. 1, all others credited to Freedomways Associates, Inc. Each octavo, printed wraps. Later issues illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Good to very good with shelf wear and soling to first couple issues. Subscription card ripped from last page of issue 1 and some separation to binding of issue two. Else very good.

Freedomways, Spring 1961 [Vol. 1, No. 1]. Described on the cover as the “Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement,” this issue opens, just after the table of contents, with the salutation “Hail Workers of all Lands on this May Day!” followed by an introduction to the journal’s ideas and goals and an essay by W.E.B. Du Bois.

Freedomways, Summer 1961 [Vol. 1, No. 2]. Includes articles on black peoples’ roles in the Cuban, French and American revolutions.

Freedomways, Fall 1962, Vol. 2, No. 4.

Freedomways, Spring 1963, Vol. 3, No. 2.

Freedomways, Winter 1964, Vol. 4, No. 1.

Freedomways, Fall 1964, Vol. 4, No. 4.

Freedomways, Winter 1964, Vol. 5, No. 1. W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Issue, with contributions from Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, Lorraine Hansberry, Newspaper clipping from the New York Times Tuesday December 12, 1967 about Stokely Carmichael’s return to the United States tipped in.

Freedomways, Vol. 5, No. 2, Spring 1965.

Freedomways, Vol. 5, No. 3, Summer 1965.

Freedomways, Vol. 5, No. 4, Fall 1965.

Freedomways, Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 1966.

Freedomways, Vol. 7, No. 4, Fall 1967.
Freedomways, Vol. 8, No. 1, Winter 1968.

Freedomways, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 1968. Includes a special supplement on Langston Hughes, A Letter to Americans from James Baldwin, and Honoring Dr. Du Bois by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Freedomways, Vol. 8, No. 3, Summer 1968.

Freedomways, Vol. 8, No. 4, Fall 1968. Special Issue: The Crisis in Education and the Changing Afro-American Community. Contribution from Horace Mann Bond and Preston Wilcox.

Price: $350.00