A few years ago, while creating a drawing of a Black pioneer every day for a month, San Francisco artist George McCalman got the idea for his book Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen (HarperOne, 2022), which he wrote, designed, and illustrated. McCalman had some misgivings about creating a book — that as an immigrant born in Grenada, he wasn’t the right person, or that he was creating a target for people who would see it as an attack on White people. A visit to the Legacy Museum in Mobile, Alabama, and the nearby lynching memorial convinced him that the book was critical.
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