Harlem USA was a fascinating collection of texts and images edited by John Henrik Clarke and published by Seven Seas Publishers, Berlin, 1964. The book was an engaging portrait on Harlem, the celebrated African American district of upper Manhattan. The book presented images, texts, short stories, cartoons and poems by the leading figures of African American art, literature, culture, and history. Harlem USA included a section, 'Harlem: Her artists and Sculptors', which featured reproductions of work by Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett, John Biggers, Jacob Lawrence and Richmond Barthe. In fact, White was one of ten figures named on the cover of the book, the others being JAMES BALDWIN, STERLING BROWN, ALICE CHILDRESS, JOHN HENRIK CLARKE, OSSIE DAVIS, LORRAINE HANSBERRY, OLLIE HARRINGTON, LANGSTON HUGHES and JACOB LAWRENCE.
The section on White featured three reproductions plus a photograph of the artist at work in his studio. Towards the back of the book there was a page with brief notes on each of the five artists. The notes on White were as follows:
Charles White: The paintings by Charles White are reproduced through the courtesy of the artist. The painting which opens this section is a drawing done in Chinese ink in 1964. Its title is "Uhuruh" which is African for Freedom. It is privately owned. The second, done in charcoal in 1962, also privately owned, is "Move Up a Little Higher." The third is the artist's famous head of Abraham Lincoln.