Charles White's fruitful association with Masses & Mainstream continued  with him providing the cover illustration for the February, 1954, Negro History Week issue of the journal, which had published a set of White’s prints the previous year. The image on the cover was "General Moses and Sojourner." 

Elsewhere in the issue, a reproduction of White's reverential portrait of Abraham Lincoln, appeared alongside a poem by Jacinto Fombona-Pachano, "A Warning to Abraham Lincoln".