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Callaloo 24.4 (2001) vi
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On the Initial Publication of Callaloo
To Lelia Taylor who, by chance in a telephone conversation, gave me the name of this journal. To the late Tom Dent who assisted me in selecting manuscripts for the first issue of Callaloo and who did not hesitate to say yes when I asked him to write the introduction to the first issue of the journal. To Johnnie Mae Arrington, Mercedese Broussard, Oneada Spurlock Madison, and Verda M. Talton, whose editorial support and assistance were invaluable in the initial publication of the journal. To the late Paulette Johnson, Sybil Dunbar, Lillie Burns-Brown, Darrell K. Ardison, and the other students and members of the creative writing workshop who helped to raise funds to begin the publication of the journal. And finally to those patrons who first gave money that allowed us to produce and publish Callaloo: Nicholas Canady, Jr., Eulacie S. Chateman, Henry and Thelma Cobb, Rita B. Dandridge, Margaret Danner, David Graham DuBois, Nina Gillie, Frances Grimes, Lucy C. Grisby, Trudier Harris, Ida M. Hollinger, Blyden Jackson, Montgomery W. King, Pinkie Gordon Lane, Paul and San-Su C. Lin,Clyde and Ann McHenry, Adam David Miller, Cloatiel D. Mills, Esther and Robert Moran, Charles Payne, Huel D. Perkins, Jr., Danny Pogue, Robert Earl Reed, Sonia Sanchez, C.G. Taylor, Julius E. Thompson, Alice Walker, Edward Ward, Jr., Electa Wiley and many others.