The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey – Where Art and History Intersect, now in its 5th edition is a 238-page must read, that tells the story of the African American experience from 1632-present through original art, artifacts, and historical documents. One of the few published works that includes many overlooked and often untold stories of African American achievement and contribution, The Kinsey Collection makes an excellent teaching tool, gift, or resource for personal discovery and inspiration. The book includes works of art by important African American artists such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Gilliam, Artis Lane, William H. Johnson and Henry O. Tanner; as well as historical documents from the seventeeth century and artifacts by Frederick Douglass, Phyllis Wheatley, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Alain Locke, Malcolm X and many others.
This incredible book serves as the companion to The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection exhibit. The Kinsey Collection exhibit and book has been adopted by the Florida Department of Education to develop African American history curriculum for grades K-12, in 11 subject matters, throughout the state. That curriculum is currently being increased and updated with the goal of expanding to school districts across the country, with great progress being made in California, with the support of the California Department of Education and Superintendents statewide.