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LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998) Negro Education in Alabama: A Study in Cotton and Steel.
Steel engraving plate, mounted on a wooden block, circa 1939. 241x546x22 mm; 9x21x 7/8 inches.
Provenance: the James K. Hill collection.
This block was used to print Jones's illustration on the wrap-around dusk jacket of Horace Mann Bond's book Negro Education in Alabama: A Study in Cotton and Steel. It was first published by the Associated Publishers of Washington, DC in 1939. Bond was an author and educator who served as President of Lincoln University and was the father of political and civil rights activist, Julian Bond.