Routes, A Guide to African-American Culture, after a 20 year hiatus, is being restarted for a third time. Routes‘ maiden issue was published 37 years ago. Its founders lusted to discover African-American cultural offerings in and around New York City, and, to share those findings with similar “Lusters”. As I work through this process of republishing past issues, I am struck by the variety of their content. For better or worst, I, too, find myself reminiscing about the multitude of good and bad bygone moments. But it is very important to record that I am deeply grateful to the many people who have made it possible for Routes to leave a record of those who’ve given further body and contour to American culture.
At the moment, my goal is to publish the many issues of Routes that I have managed to find. I am missing many many issues. If anyone of you out there have any of the missing issues, I would be very appreciative if you would contact me.