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.