Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals


Paperback – October, 1998

by Eva Sperling Cockcroft (Author), John Pitman Weber (Author), Ben Keppel (Introduction)

Two hundred African American murals representing the breadth of the country’s urban landscape–from New York to Los Angeles, Milwaukee to Atlanta—are gathered for the first time in this striking collection. Recounting a tradition of thirty years of mural art, from the creation in 1967 of Chicago’s landmark “Wall of Respect ” to the hip-hop renderings of the nineties, the book also introduces many new works–some published for the first time.
Walls of Heritage showcases the work of such renowned artists as Charles White, Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Hale Woodruff, and John Biggers, as well as the work of extraordinary muralists such as William Walker, Calvin Jones, Mitchell Caton, and Dewey Crumpler. The book also brings the voices of the muralists to the fore, including descriptive narratives by the artists themselves. The book includes artist biographies, an extensive state-by-state listing of the murals in the United States, and informative essays by art historians Floyd Coleman, Ph.D. and Michael Harris, Ph.D.

By James Prigoff and Robin J. Dunitz. 280 pages, size: 12 x 9″. 225 full-color reproductions. Casebound book, with dust jacket.



Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; Revised ed. edition (October 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0826319327
ISBN-13: 978-0826319326
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds