'The Crusader', published in exile by Robert F. Williams, 1963. Robert F. Williams (1925-1996), author of ‘Negros With Guns’ (1962), advocated and practiced armed self-defense against the Klan in the 1950’s and became a highly influential figure in the Black Power and Black Nationalist movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s. This issue of his newsletter was published while Williams was living in exile in Cuba. Cartoon depicting the U.S. white racist power structure by Chinese Canadian supporter Anne B. Lin.
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‘For Bessie Head’ by Ama Ata Aidoo -
To begin with
there’s the small problem of address:
by the only name some of us
knew you by,
hailing you by titles
you could not possibly
have cared for,
referring you to
strange and clouded
origins that eat into
our past our pain
like prize-winning cassava tubers in
Over the course of 45 years, Culver City, California librarian Mayme Agnew Clayton (August 4, 1923 – October 13, 2006) collected more than 30,000 rare and out-of-print books. She used her own resources and she worked alone. The collection is considered one of the most important for African-American materials and consists of 3.5 million items on the topic of African-American culture. It is the largest privately-held collection of African American historical materials in the world.
Ms. Clayton, you might be my new hero.
All hail Mayme Agnew Clayton!