Charles White interacted with Freedomways journal more than any other publication. His work appeared on the covers of the journal on many occasions. It was the leading African-American theoretical, political and cultural journal of the 1960s–1980s, having been published between 1961 and 1985. Freedomways (which represented itself as “A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement”) remained unsurpassed in its embrace of, and attention to, African, African American and African Diasporic subjects. Each issue of Freedomways amounted to a treasure trove of texts and features, written by a distinguished range of scholars, academics, artists and writers.

This particular issue Vol. 9, No. 2 Spring 1969 (Second Quarter) carried on its cover a Charles White drawing, "The Wall". From the inside cover of the issue: "Cover: "The Wall" by Charles White, is reproduced from a new folio by the world-renowned artist. To order from FREEDOMWAYS see back cover for details."

In honour of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, slain the previous year, White's new folio was titled I have a dream, and the set of six reproductions of his drawings cost (in 1969) $15.00 including postage. Being keen to bring his art within reach of less well-resourced people, White's portfolio was modestly priced, equating to just over $100 in 2019's value.