Bearden expresses his sense of loss at the death of his friend Carl Holty, and acknowledges Holty's contributions to the field of art. Whole speech totals three pages, two pages are reproduced here in multiple drafts.
Eulogy for Carl Holty, 1973. Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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