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 by 1970 represented itself as “A Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement” (The word 'Negro' by now having been dropped from its masthead) 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. 10, No. 2 (Second Quarter) 1970 carried on its cover a detail of one of Charles White's legendary drawings from his 'Wanted' series. The credit on the Contents page read, "The cover drawing by Charles White is from his Wanted Poster Series recently exhibited in New York City. A new portfolio of six in the series will soon be available from FREEDOMWAYS."