Illustrated Black History

Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen

by George McCalman

On Sale: 09/27/2022

Illustrated Black History

Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen

by George McCalman

On Sale: 09/27/2022

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About the Book

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 female 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 over 300 unique four-color artworks 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 Details

  • ISBN: 9780062913234
  • ISBN 10: 0062913239
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 09/27/2022
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:50.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / African American
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
  • BISAC3 : ART / American / African American

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