Black History in Its Own Words this February from Image and Ronald Wimberly

Image Comics has announced Black History in Its Own Words by Ronald Wimberly which will hit stores this February 2017—just in time to celebrate Black History Month.

A look at Black History framed by those who made it, Black History in Its Own Words presents quotes of dozens of black luminaries with portraits & illustrations by Ronald Wimberly. Featuring the memorable words and depictions of Angela Davis, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kanye West, Zadie Smith, Ice Cube, Dave Chappelle, James Baldwin, Spike Lee, and more.

The book has been a long time coming with Wimberly’s mission for the project aimed at shining a light on black people’s stories and their woeful underrepresentation.

Wimberly took a unique approach to the project and opted for people based not only on historical precedence but on their punk spirit and existential bravery; people whose words and lives spoke to him personally.

Black History in Its Own Words, 8 x 8 inch trim size hardcover for $16.99 hits stores on Wednesday, February 8th.