The cover of Ebony's special August 1969 issue focuses on "THE BLACK REVOLUTION" and includes essays by and about black poets. The table of contents page carries the following note:
The Black Revolution, which is currently redefining deeply rooted values in a society built largely on the assumptions of black inferiority, and which is the subject of this special issue, is typified by the Afro-wearing young man on the cover. Fiercely proud of all that is entailed in being black, he and his peers—both male and female—have found their black identity and with it an inner strength which rules out forever a return to that traditional brand of race relations that characterized lives of their elders.The cover illustration is by Herbert Temple.
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