Very Good. Item #6558
Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1967. First Paperback Edition. Signed by Bennett on title page with inscription, "To Carol Joy Smith, Lerone Bennett 8/27/93."
Mass market paperback; 440 pages + adverts. Black and white illustrations throughout. Illustrated wraps with $1.95 price at bottom back.
Light edgewear to wraps with a few spots and scuffs. Spine straight and unbroken. Ownership stamp of Carol Joy Hobson to top edge of text block and preliminaries, with a stamped black line (likely a remainder mark) on bottom. A few pages dog-eared from hasty closure, but pages crisp and unmarked overall. Binding is sound.
Carol Joy Smith was Director of the National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities, an early member of the Coalition of 100 Black Women of DC, and was married to activist Julius Hobson until their divorce in 1966.