Artist Highlights Nuances of Black Life in 1001 Black Men

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1001 BLACK MEN: An Online Sketchbook

In her series "1001 Black Men," Oakland artist and African-American literature professor Ajuan M. Mance challenges painful stereotypes of African-American men long proliferated across popular culture. Bursting with color and inspired by the faces Mance sees throughout her travels, her drawings highlight "the wonderful complexity of African-American lives" while spurring dialogue about how African-American men see themselves and each other, she says on her website. Keep reading for a closer look at her works, and see more at http://www.8-rock.com/. By: Britt Middleton

(Photo: 1001 Black Men Series: Online Sketchbook by Ajuan Mance, #545)

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