Edited by Margaret Stimmann Branson and Edward E. France, this paperback edition was published by Ginn & Co., Lexington, Mass., in 1972. The two abstract profiles made from multiple lines are contrasted with the delicate curves of Bank Script. The author names are shown in light Futura caps, separated by a bullet.
“Edward E. France was an administrator for the Oakland (California) Public School System who, in 1968, had created a popular multi-media program on Black History. He later became Professor of History, California State University at Hayward.” –Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Margaret Stimmann Branson (1922–2019) “was a high school teacher, college professor, assistant superintendent for a large school district in California, associate director for the Center for Civic Education, and Administrator of Instructional Services for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. During Margaret’s tenure with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, she initiated the We the People curriculum and competition, the Mock Trials competition, and History Day. Nationally she assisted in developing the We the People curriculum and for 26 years, wrote the questions for both the state and national competitions.”