Telling A People’s Story looks at African-American cultural and historical identity through the lens of children’s illustrated literature. Until the last quarter of the 20th century, African-American children’s illustrated literature was a largely under-represented field garnering little attention by mainstream publishing and readership.
Featuring more than 130 original artworks by more than 30 illustrators, from more than 100 books of African-American children’s illustrated literature. Produced by some of the biggest names in the field. Collectively, the many treasures produced by authors and illustrators contribute to a complex exploration of the African-American experience.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.