25 september 1968 & new book on activism @howard forthcoming
#OTD 25 September 1968 Tom Myles and John Pinderhughes were putting the final touches on their upcoming book, Centennial Plus 1: A Photographic and Narrative Account of the Black Student Revolution: Howard University 1965-1968. Myles wrote the book and Pinderhughes was the art editor. The book was published by Black-Light Graphics, which was based in DC.
”Centennial Plus 1 is an account of the long simmering discontent at what has been called the nation’s number one black university and how that disconnect culminated in a black student revolution which has as one of the central demands that the university become more relevant to the needs of black people. The roots of that five day takeover, from March 19th to March 23rd, 1968, go deep into the American sore of racism, oppression, and exploitation. And in a larger sense what happened and is happening at Howard Unversity and many other black colleges and universities is only symptomatic and indicative of the latest phase of a basic change that all Afro-Americans are undergoing in their attitudes and reactions to the anti=black feeling of this society.”
Your comments are welcome below. Do you remember this book? Do you know Tom Myles and John Pinderhughes? Do you have a copy of the book? Were you at Howard University between 1965 and 1968? Do you remember Black-Light Graphics? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy Moorland Spingarn Research Center. Howard University. I took photograph of book housed at Howard. The book was published in 1969.
Hilltop, September 1968.