I would like to make the following acknowledgments for permission to quote from previously published material and personal letters:
Quotations from the letters of Sherwood Anderson to Jean Toomer are reprinted by permission of Harold Ober Associates Incorporated.
Poetry excerpts from The Black Christ and Other Poems and Color, by Countee Cullen, are reprinted with the permission of Harper and Row, Publishers.
Quotations from the book Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston . Copyright, 1942, by Zora Neale Hurston. Renewal, ©, 1970 by John C. Hurston. Reprinted by permission of J. B. Lippincott Company. Quotations from the book Jonah's Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston. Copyright, 1934, by Zora Neale Hurston. Reprinted by permission of J. B. Lippincott.
Quotations from Cane by Jean Toomer. Copyright © 1951 by Jean Toomer. Reprinted with permission of Liver- right Publishing Corp., New York.
Part of Chapter 1 was originally published in the January 1969 issue of Negro Digest as "Jean Toomer's Cane" by Darwin T. Turner. Copyright © 1969 by Negro Digest. It is reprinted, with revisions, by permission of Black World.
I wish to express appreciation to Mrs. Marjorie Content Toomer for permission to quote from the unpublished letters and papers of Jean Toomer, and to Mrs. Jean Frank and Mrs. Elizabeth D. Munson for permission to quote from their husbands' letters to Toomer.