Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals
African American murals express a powerful aesthetic grounded in a social and spiritual consciousness. Now, for the first time, these murals from ... Show synopsis African American murals express a powerful aesthetic grounded in a social and spiritual consciousness. Now, for the first time, these murals from across the country are brought together in a single, comprehensive volume. Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride explores the rich tableau of African American murals, including images published for the first time and important murals that have been destroyed. Recognizing the profound importance of the African American artist's perspective, this seminal work also brings the voices of the muralists to the fore through descriptive narratives written by the artists themselves or quoted from interviews. Also included are artist biographies, an extensive state-by-state listing of murals in the United States, and informative essays by art historians Floyd Coleman and Michael Harris.