Ellington Was Not A StreetBook - 2004
Yet in the face of this tremendous adversity, these dedicated souls and others like them not only demonstrated the importance of Black culture in America, but also helped issue in a movement that "changed the world." Their lives and their works inspire us to this day, and serve as a guide to how we approach the challenges of tomorrow.
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Kadir Nelson has been drawing since he was 3 years old! He began studying art with his uncle, Michael Morris, an artist and art instructor, when he was 10. After receiving an art scholarship to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and graduating with honors, Nelson began working on commission. He was hired as a conceptual artist for director Steven Spielberg, and illustrated two books… (more)