32 pp., 8.75 x 6.75, 34 illustrations
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8652-6499-1
Published: January 2020
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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History
Awards & distinctions
2019 Notable Government Document (State and Local Selection), Government Documents Round Table, American Library Association
Published in association with The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission
About the Authors
Michelle Lanier is a scholar, oral historian, filmmaker, museum professional, and folklorist. Her deep roots, in what she calls Afro-Carolina, inspired Michelle to successfully advocate for legislation creating the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, which she led as its founding executive director. As a seasoned public humanities professional, in 2018 Michelle became the first African American director of North Carolina's 25 state-owned historic sites. Michelle also has a passion for teaching, particularly at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where she has served as a faculty member for two decades. Michelle is also the proud mother of Eden.
For more information about Michelle Lanier, visit the Author Page.
Dare Coulter the illustrator, is an award-winning artist. Her specialties include public art, specifically monumental sculptures and large murals. She has also illustrated the children’s books Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and You Are My Sunshine that align with her mission of positive imagery of people of color. Dare’s favorite color is ultramarine blue. See more of Dare’s work at www.darecoulter.com.
For more information about Dare Coulter, visit the Author Page.