• Posted on: September 23, 2021

Announcing Portraits of Racial Justice: Americans Who Tell the Truth

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On Sunday, September 19, 2021, the spectacular color book Portraits of Racial Justice:  Americans Who Tell the Truth and the feature-length film Truth Tellers documenting the  Americans Who Tell the Truth project will launch the same afternoon in Rockland, Maine. 

Author Robert Shetterly has painted more than 250 portraits of visionary activists who  embody what it means to be a citizen of democracy in his Americans Who Tell the Truth  project. Portraits of Racial Justice showcases 50 of these who fought, and are still fighting, for a more equitable America. It also features essays by Ai-jen Poo, Dave Zirin, Sherri  Mitchell, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., and is the first book in an Americans Who Tell  the Truth series. Shetterly’s decades-long journey painting who inspire him is  captured in Richard Kane’s moving new documentary, Truth Tellers. 

Shetterly will sign copies of his book at the Caldbeck Gallery (12 Elm St, Rockland) at a  reception following the World Premiere screening of Truth Tellers at the Camden  International Film Festival. The screening, and a post-screening discussion with director  Richard Kane, will take place at 1:00 PM in the Strand Theatre (345 Main St, Rockland). 

Directions from the Strand Theatre to the Caldbeck Gallery: VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS 

As Shetterly says, “without activism, hope is merely sentimental.” Portraits of Racial  Justice, Shetterly’s homage to transformative game-changers and status-quo fighters,  provides the motivation needed to spark social change.



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