Collard Greens is about my family. Started from a home movie, this book is a reflection of who I am and the parts that make me a whole—the place, the people, and the culture. The place being Greenwood, Mississippi, the people being my family, and the culture being the traditions that strengthen our bond.
The book is case-bound referencing a cotton bale—a staple of the south and a product that is very important to black history. Collard Greens is wrapped in a woven book cloth, and printed on Mohawk Smooth Talc 70LB text paper, all of which is stitched with green thread representing collard greens. This book is typeset in Freight Text Pro for headers and captions, and Courier for all body type.
Imagery for this book was sourced from a 2003 home video, my personal photo collection, Donny Whitehead for all illustrated images of Greenwood, and Tally Ho! for an image of the Greenwood train station.