|The December 1970 issue of Black World focuses on Ralph Ellison "His Literary Works and Status."|
The Google Books index of Black World/Negro Digest includes scans of the periodical from 1961 - 1976, when the publication ceased. It's a really expansive capture. But for some reason, not all the publications are available online.
The online publication does not contain the November 1970 and December 1970 issues, nor the January - October 1971 issues. When I initially scrolled through the online publications, I immediately noticed the absence of the December 1970 issues, the one with Ralph Ellison on the cover, because it contains one of my favorite black arts-era essays, "Ellion's Zoot Suit" by Larry Neal. A closer look made me aware that additional 12 issues were missing.
The earliest version of Negro Digest, published between 1942 - 1952, is also not included in the Google Books project. A look at those early issues of the publication would be useful for considering how the periodical evolved over the years.
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