Hampton University Receives Massive Donation of Books

Tom Feelings, who was a professor of art at the University of South Carolina, illustrated 20 books in his lifetime with most of the pictures depicting black children or images of slavery. Feelings died in 2003 at the age of 70.

Now his heirs have donated Feelings’ massive personal library to Hampton University. The collection includes more than 5,000 books, most of which are related to art and illustration.