After his passing in 1979, Charles White’s work continued to sought after, and to this end, his gallery, Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles mounted a selling exhibition in 1984, some 5 years or so after his death. The catalogue for the exhibition had on its cover CHARLES WHITE 1918-1979, while inside the endeavour was described as DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES WHITE AND THE HERITAGE GALLERY COLLECTION. Though no date for the exhibition is stated, the most recent entry in the one-page CV at the back of the publication related to a show held at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz - 1984.
Some 28 works by White were reproduced in the catalogue, the earliest being 'Man's Head', 1943, charcoal, 22" x 20". The most recent being 'Lo I Am Black', a charcoal drawing, 50 x 40", produced in 1978, the year before White's death. A particularly fascinating reproduction in the catalogue was 'African Mask', a black ink and gouache, 38" x 21" dating from 1966. Not coincidentally, 1966 had been the year that Charles White was involved in DIX ARTISTES NEGRES DES ETATS-UNIS: Premier Festival Mondial des Arts Négres, Dakar, Senegal, 1966. TEN NEGRO ARTISTS FROM THE UNITED STATES: First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal, 1966. The exhibition was a United States contribution to the First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal, 1966 and included work by Barbara Chase, Emilio Cruz, Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt, Jacob Lawrence, William Majors, Norma Morgan, Robert Reid, Charles White, and Todd Williams.