Julius Lester

Julius Lester is Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is also the author of 45 books. His life as a photographer began during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and continues today from his home in western Massachusetts.


Thinking in Light: the Art of Julius Lester by Jessamyn Smyth

Julius Lester’s biography should be a familiar one. In the civil rights movement, in literature, in scholarship and teaching, Lester’s presence has been transformative, and the list of his awards and publications is enormous. He is the author of 43 books including nonfiction, novels, children’s literature, poetry, and photographs (with […]