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Illustrated Black History

Illustrated Black History

Harper Collins

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A gorgeous collection of 145 original portraits that celebrates Black pioneers—famous and little-known—in politics, science, literature, music, and more—with biographical reflections, all created and curated by an award-winning graphic designer.

Illustrated Black History is a breathtaking collection of original portraits depicting black heroes—both famous and unsung—who made their mark on activism, science, politics, business, medicine, technology, food, arts, entertainment, and more. Each entry includes a lush drawing or painting by artist George McCalman, along with an insightful essay summarizing the person’s life story.

The 145 entries range from the famous to the little-known, from literary luminary James Baldwin to documentarian Madeline Anderson, who produced “I Am Somebody” about the 1969 strike of mostly women hospital workers; from Aretha Franklin to James and Eloyce Gist, who had a traveling ministry in the early 1900s; from Colin Kaepernick to Guion S. Bluford, the first Black person to travel into space.

Beautifully designed with unique four-color artwork and accessible to readers of all ages, this eye-opening, educational, dynamic, and timely compendium pays homage to Black Americans and their achievements, and showcases the depth and breadth of Black genius.

  • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
  • 384 pages, with 300 illustrations
  • Published in 2022
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.1 × 7.4 × 1.375 inches  (23.1 × 18.8 × 3.5 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 lb (40.0 oz; 1134 g)
  • SKU010009227 | 9780062913234

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