Artist from Chester Using Black Lives Matter Coloring Books to Inspire Change


Photo of D. Marque Hall courtesy of Megan Pauly, Delaware Public Media.

Chester native D. Marque Hall is using his art to try to inspire change and cultural awareness, writes Megan Pauly for Delaware Public Media.

Hall, who works for the City of Wilmington and is training to be a professional boxer, has created Black Lives Matter-themed coloring books. They feature a colorful collage of historic African-American faces and quotes.

He recently used the opportunity during the People’s Festival in Wilmington to give out his coloring books free of charge. They feature outlines of historic black figures such as Booker T. Washington, Fred Hampton, and Lorraine Hansberry.

“Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, some of the uglier, more heinous victims,” he said. “There are over 100 individuals I included in the coloring book.”

Hall has created two versions. An adult Black Lives Matter version as well as a kid-friendly version called Black is Beautiful, with less contentious figures.

Hall says his mission is to help kids connect to their roots, something he believes is not happening in schools or society.

Read more about the artist and his mission from Delaware Public Media by clicking here.

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