SCDAA’s #BlackHistoryMonthHeroes highlights prominent Black members of our community who have made their mark on our history. Stay tuned this month to learn more about these inspiring individuals. 

Meet the late Hertz Nazaire – a talented artist and author who used his brush to spread awareness about sickle cell disease. At just 9 years old, Hertz began honing his skills in NYC and later perfected his craft at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and the University of Bridgeport. Known for his advocacy work and his “Finding Your Colors” adult coloring book series, Hertz was dedicated to using his art as therapy for those impacted by stress. Hertz lost his battle to sickle cell in late 2021, but his commitment to SCD advocacy and his impact on the art world will not be forgotten.