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HarperOne 9/27/2022. New hardcover. /No jacket.
From an award-winning graphic designer and artist comes this distinctive collection that celebrates Black Americans and their contributions--many little known--to politics, science, literature, music, and other fields, brought to life by soulful portraits.
Illustrated Black History is an exuberant and essential chronicle that spans many decades and fields, from activism, business, and medicine to technology, food, and entertainment. Honoring the legacy of more than 150 extraordinary Black men and women--many of whom are "hidden figures" whose invaluable contributions to American culture often went ignored or undervalued. Each entry includes an insightful essay highlighting their impact alongside evocative original portraits painted and rendered by George McCalman..
In addition to towering figures, including Nina Simone, Frederick Douglass, Ben Carson, Colin Kaepernick, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, bell hooks, and Audre Lorde, Illustrated Black History honors heroes such as:
The depth and breadth of Black genius has always been integral, but has so often been excised from the official American narrative. With recent successes like Hidden Figures and the New York Times Magazine's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1619 Project, this reading of history is beginning to receive its placement. Accessible and eye-opening, this artful treatment is a long-overdue homage to the contributions of African Americans and a powerful celebration of the Black experience that is sure to become a keepsake for generations.
Title: ILLUSTRATED BLACK HISTORY: HONORING THE ICONIC AND UNSEEN
ISBN Number: 0062913239
Location Published: HarperOne: 2022
Jacket Condition: /No jacket.
lbs: 2.62 lbs
Categories: African-American History Month, Black History, Black Interest, Sociology & Law, Diverse Books
Seller ID: 9780062913234