Softcover. A photocopied draft of the partial manuscript of *20 Black Women: A Profile of Contemporary Black Maryland Women* by Frances N. Beckles. Contained here are early copies of the preface, introduction and seven profiles, along with copies of two letters sent to Colonel E. Hutchin, Jr, at the Maryland Department of Economic and Community Development. Loose sheets stapled at the corner with the preface, introduction, and two profiles together, the remaining five profiles separately stapled, plus two single sheets. Totaling 63pp. Near fine with light wear to edges of one sheet and stain to the rear of another. The seven profiles here include: Enolia Pettigen McMillan, the first female elected president of the NAACP, and Thelma Lucille Sayles Clifton, former Poet Laureate of Maryland, along with Dr. Nina Cole Rawlings, Grace Booker Hunt, Dr. Delores C. Hunt, Ellen Watkins Woodlawn, and Maria Ann Broom. An interesting archive of material of the working draft of this book and the difficult in its completion.