Amherst: DRUM, 1978. A single issue of the literary magazine produced by black undergraduates at the Univ. of Massachusetts. The magazine’s purpose was “to disseminate information of a political, literary, social and cultural nature of the black community at large; to provide a constructive sounding board and platform for black students through which they may express their creative abilities and to educate the white community as to the intent and feelings of black and minority peoples everywhere” (p. 5).
Content for this issue includes fiction by Jenée Gaskin, interviews with Dr. Carol Carter on sexism, playwright Larry Neal on aesthetics and culture. Dr. Femi Richards on design, pianist Oscar Peterson, and sculptress Valerie Maynard, poetry, color plates of black art and photography, sections on black dance and music, and a profile of Asian-American activists Liz Young and Kenny Chin who were arrested for their alleged plot to assassinate Emperor Hirohito.
Stapled wrappers with a cover illustration by John Kendrick and back cover illustration by Frank Thornton, 96 p., illus. Rubbing to wrappers with corners moderately creased. Item #8529