"Rembert's release, move to New York State, marriage to a woman he met while he was in prison, and self-taught artistic achievements are discussed only briefly, but his hard-won success leavens an otherwise bitter tale of growing up black in rural mid-century America. (Picture book/nonfiction. 10+)"
The story of Rembert's life and late-developing artistic career is most significant as a first-person account of the racism still faced by African-Americans nearly 100 years after the abolishment of slavery.
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