Charles White's interactions with the editor and publisher John H. Johnson included providing a cover illustration for an issue of Black World journal, which along with Ebony, was published by Johnson. A detail of a work by White, Go Tell It On The Mountain, charcoal, 1961, private collection was used on the cover of the July 1970 issue of Black World (Vol. XIX, No.9) though there was no credit to White or the work within the issue itself.