Tag Archives: Blacks in Comics

Black Pearls from the 1970s by Prof. William H. Foster III, Comic Book Historian

Black Pearls from the 1970s by Prof. William H. Foster III, Comic Book Historian

 

A Tribute to Black Women

One of the best things about researching the historical Images of Blacks in Comics is that I never know when I am going to find an unknown treasure. Such was the case when I found the following two volumes written by Sister Carolyn Jetter Greene and illustrated by Don C. Eaton.

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Comic Book Courses or English Literature

Comic Book Courses or English Literature

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It’s Monday morning in a classroom at the University of South Carolina. A small group of students is talking about the latest movie to open over the weekend. “I just can’t help but be critical if it doesn’t stay true to the story,” says a student from two rows back. “Whether something stays true to the book or not doesn’t bother me,” chimes in another before the professor calls the class to order.

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Muhammad Ali in Comic Books

Muhammad Ali in Comic Books

I’m not really a huge fan of comic books but I do realize the importance of preserving history and documenting pop culture. Most museums have archives that are centrally based on art, social and political history and current events. The Museum of UnCut Funk collects material that is relevent to the history of The Greatest Decade Ever…the 1970’s, in which the lives of Black folks was more defined and forever altered.

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