American University commissioned John S. Dykes to create an expansive series of illustrations commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The work is particularly timely and thought-provoking given the renewed debate on American race relations. John does amazing work over a cover and three and a half spreads in a sketchbook style, utilizing portraits, spots, and hand lettering. The article provides a captivating and informative overview of major moments in our country’s history. Every page, from top to bottom, is a creative display of talent, culture and progression.