About the Authors
Their book reveals the rhythm of the streets and the musical language of the people.
The story is as juicy and as fast as one of Runny Walker’s best columns - and the illustrations are stunning, original artworks that take you straight to the action, and the emotion, of Bronzeville.
Donald Brooks Jones and Philip Mallory Jones are natives of Chicago. Their grandparents arrived in Bronzeville at the beginning of the Great Migration just before the Red Summer of 1919.
Donald lives in Atlanta. His memoir, Little Did I Know: The Coming of Age of a Black Boomer, depicts his high school years as his family moved from Chicago to Memphis in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dateline: Bronzeville is his first work of fiction.
Philip is an internationally recognized media artist, innovator, and scholar. He has received commendations and support from many national and international organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.