Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature

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Jan 30 2018 - Jun 30 2018

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.

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • Various artists

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