I. Introduction II. Black History. Introduction; African Background; Africans in America II. Black Religion. African Models; The Christian Model; The Islamic Alternative IV. Black Social Organization. The Black Family; Black Male/Female Relations V. Black Politics. Party Politics; Black Elected Officials; Interest Group Politics; The Problem of Coalitions VI. Black Economics. Problems, Solutions VII. Creative Production. Black Art; Black Music; Black Literature VIII. Black Psychology. Perspectives; Ethos IX. Challenges and Possibilities. The Political Challenge; The Intellectual Challenge; Toward Necessary Correctives.
"Cover design: Tiamoyo Karenga. Sculptured Head: Pharoah Thutmose III." "First Printing: August, 1982. Second Printing: August, 1983." End of each section has study questions and list of references. Includes bibliographical references.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks. Banks Collection copy has embossed stamp "JB Library of Joanna Banks". Banks Collection copy has advertisement for play laid in.