Detroit Evening Report: Artist George McCalman created illustration book to highlight Black American history

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colorful book cover for 'Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen' by George McCalman

Book cover for 'Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen' by George McCalman.

This week on the Detroit Evening Report, we’re sharing stories we’ve covered in 2022 that show how special the people and places in our community truly are.

Today we hear from illustrator and designer George McCalman, who created a visual guide highlighting some of the most influential Black people in U.S. history. McCalman spoke with CultureShift host Amanda LeClair about his book Illustrated Black History.

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“I became a new person through working on this project. I gained a deeper appreciation for Black lives, for our community’s lives,” McCalman said.

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.