Author Lorenzo Pace will present on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. on the main floor of the Illinois State University Milner Library, with a book signing to follow his presentation.

Pace is an international artist and author, who is well known for his award-winning African American Heritage Children’s Book Jalani and the Lock. Pace has created and installed a national monument in New York City, Triumph of the Human Spirit, to commemorate the oldest African American burial site in the U.S. As an artist, his work transcends race internationally through installation and performance. Pace recently had a major installation at the dedication of the first Contemporary Art Museum in China, The Sunshine Museum, in Beijing, China.