1001 Black Men–#374

This is another drawing from my series of Black men in suits. This is a composite of several drawings of men I saw in the audience when I recently attended the musical Scottsboro Boys.*

Ajuan Mance

*In case you were wondering, the production was done very respectfully, despite its controversial content. If it wasn’t for the controversy, though, it probably never would have even made it to Broadway. Despite the previous accomplishments of its creators, whose earlier musicals are simply brilliant, this one felt thin, cautious, and bizarrely hemmed in…which I understand. Nevertheless, the show was not, ultimately, successful. The printed program, however, was outstanding! Seriously.

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