A copy of LIfe Magazine from November 22, 1968. The cover of the magazine features an image of a photographic portrait of Frederick Douglass inside an ornamental gold and wooden frame set against a black background. At the top left is the LIFE title in white text against a rectangular red background. At center, in white text is [The Search / for a / BLACK PAST]. The issue is the first in a new series on "Negro History." The series is introduced on page 91 with the text [Here LIFE begins a new series which, taking a fresh look at Negro history, is an effort to place in proper perspective this richly significant segment of the American experience.]. The introduction is followed by an article written by John Hope Franklin titled "Rebels, Runaways and Heroes: The Bitter Years of Slavery." There are numerous illustrations, photographs, and artifacts. The magazine has 120 pages and the back cover is an advertisement for Pall Mall cigarettes.