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This print of Roberto Clemente is based on an illustration I completed for the book, Firebrands: Portraits of the Americas.

Clemente was the first Latino star in major league baseball and the first to wear his Latin heritage proudly, speaking out on the way racism in the United states affected Latino ballplayers.

The text reads, “Roberto Clemente was simply a man, a man who strove to achieve his dream of peace and justice for oppressed people throughout the world.” -from Clemente’s obituary in the Black Panther newspaper.


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