Detroit: Broadside Press, 1969. First edition. 8vo, 48 pp, saddle-stapled card wraps.
The first edition of this remarkable anthology, radical in both the scope and quality of the work included, but also by the design - a slender volume designed to act as a supplement to other published anthologies which excluded black poets. Framed thus, this slender volume acts as a resounding indictment of other published anthologies.
Dudley Randall was a librarian by profession, and started the Broadside Press out of his home in 1965. Item #28150