Renowned artist and storyteller, Dr. Lorenzo Pace created a series of poignant picture books – the African American Quartet – that pay homage to black history and the power of the human spirit. Pace’s debut, Jalani and the Lock (Rosen), was inspired by the lock that bound his enslaved great-great grandfather and was handed down to him. The three others – Marching With Martin, Harriet Tubman and My Grandmother’s Quiltsand Frederick Douglass and the North Star – explore the lives of these pivotal historic figures. Dr. Pace, whose monument Triumph of the Human Spirit in New York City’s Foley Square honors the enslaved Africans originally buried there, uses words and mixed media artwork in his children’s books to bring to life stories from the past.
We are proud to celebrate Dr. Lorenzo Pace on Day 14.
Journey to Publishing
It began with a lock. A cold, hard, more than 150-year-old iron lock. A legacy of man’s inhumanity to…
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