Ebony magazine established itself as a great supporter and admirer of Charles White and within several months of Ebony's major eight page feature on the artist, the magazine ran a feature it titled "Evolution of Afro-American Art 1800 - 1950". This was a direct reference to a pioneering exhibition of the same name that took place in New York. The Ebony text referenced many artists, including White. Given the sparseness of the text, the reference to White was fleeting: "After the [Harlem] Renaissance, a new group of artists emerged during the Depression years of the 1930s. Out of this group came Hughie Lee-Smith, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden and Charles White."
Among the art reproduced in the feature was White's Birmingham Totem (created in response to the infamous bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963.). The accompanying credit in the feature was "Charles White, leading printmaker among Negro artists, was represented [in the exhibit "The Evolution of Afro-American Artists: 1800 - 1950" - "shown in the Great Hall of CCNY (City College) last fall"] by four pieces including drawing Birmingham Totem. It is in ACA Gallery, N.Y."
Birmingham Totem, Ink and charcoal on paper, 71 7/16 x 40 1/16 in. (181.5 x 101.8 cm), subsequently made its way into the collection of High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia