An early indication of Charles White's importance was reflected in his inclusion, in his very early 20s, in Alain Locke's The Negro in Art. The Negro in Art: A Pictorial Record of the Negro Artist and of the Negro Theme in Art was edited and annotated by Locke and published by Associates in Negro Folk Education, Washington DC in 1940. White was represented by a full page reproduction of his drawing There Were No Crops This Year, a crayon drawing of 1940, reproduced Courtesy Federal Art Project Illinois. (Page 121).