He sought to revive and recount chapters of African American history that he felt weren’t taught enough in classrooms.
By Alex Vadukul
Floyd Cooper, a celebrated children’s book illustrator who explored the African American experience in stories rooted in history, like one about a boy in Alabama in 1955 trying to comprehend why a Black woman on his bus refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, died on July 15 in Bethlehem, Pa. He was 65.
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