The editor wishes to thank the following groups and individuals for authorizing the use of works they have published.
The Crisis Publishing Co., Inc., the magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The National Urban League, publisher of Opportunity.
“Gay Chaps at the Bar, ” from Blacks, by Gwendolyn Brooks, © 1991. Published by Third World Press, Chicago, 1991. Reprinted by permission of Gwendolyn Brooks.
“In Darkness and Confusion, ” from Miss Muriel and Other Stories, by Ann Petry, reprinted by the permission of Russell & Volkening as agents for the author. Copyright © 1947 by Ann Petry, renewed 1975 by Ann Petry. Story originally appeared in the anthology Cross Section, 1947.
“Harlem Night” (“Troubled Night”), and “Note on Commercial Theatre” (“Note on Commercial Art”), from Collected Poems, by Langston Hughes, copyright © 1994 by the Estate of Langston Hughes, reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.