Cincinnati: Privately Printed, printed by C. J. Krehbiel Company, 1975.
Staplebound wraps. Signed by Eleanor Jane Smith at title page. 8 1/2" X 5 1/2". vi, 29pp, 12pp. Staplebound printed red paper wraps show moderate edgewear, with heavy rubbing to spine, price label toning and rubbing to rear wraps, and gentle creasing at corners. Binding is sound. Black mark to title page. Pages are clean and unmarked. A solid signed 1975 printing of this history of African-Americans in both narrative and concert forms for performance and educational purposes by Eleanor Jane Smith, then professor of Afro-American History at the University of Cincinnati. OCLC shows 12 holdings at time of posting.
From Introduction: "The African-American has played an important role in the growth and development of this country. He has been and still is a creator of history. This history can be seen from sequences of events, people, and through the many cultural aspects of the Black man's life--his art, music, and dance. The more one can involve the eyes, ears, smell, and touch in the learning processs the more real the experience. The purpose of this book is to involve as many of those senses as possible. One reads the history on the printed pages, hears the history through the music and sees the history by means of pictures. This experience is developed from a Black perspective with a Black interpretation." Good +. Item #5019