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Telling a People's Story

Thursday, July 15 - 11:00 AM

Celebrate the complex and diverse African-American experience through the artwork of children’s picture books. More than 30 artists, bring 50 years of creativity to this unique exhibit.


You won't want to miss this powerful piece on display June 7 - July 31 at Main Library. 

Telling a People's Story is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the art found within the pages of African-American children’s picture books. The exhibition emphasizes the strength of the illustrations as visual narrative representations of the African-American experience. While aspects of social justice are found throughout the three main galleries, the exhibition goes beyond providing a look into the struggles of African Americans. This project celebrates the complex and diverse African-American experience through a lens intended for children and young readers.

The exhibition offers something for all viewers through the representation of familiar and lesser-known people and the contributions of African Americans to an American identity.


715 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44702
Event Type
Children / Teen
Senior Citizen


Stark Library

Date / Time

Thursday, July 15, 2021
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Main Library
(330) 452-0665
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