Coverage of the life of the Negro in the United States from pre-revolutionary days to the present provides a straight-forward text along with some 1000 illustrations from prints, engravings, woodcuts, photographs, paintings.
They take in the important events and episodes in economic and political history, cite the general lot and trend of a people's progress as well as specific legislation and action, people who have worked for the cause of equal rights and Negroes who have made exceptional contributions. Cinque, Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Fugitive Slave Act, the Montgomery bus boycott -- all are here -- and through this writing we see the theme of slavery versus equality stretching from the country's early days to now.
Clear historical perspective on an easy-reading level. Recent Life article may direct interest.