Tag Archives: Racial Integration

A Blast From The Past: MLK and The Montgomery Story Comic circa 1956

A Blast From The Past: MLK and The Montgomery Story Comic circa 1956

The Montgomery Story comic book was commissioned by the Fellowship of Reconciliation with the permission of Martin Luther King, Jr. The actual creators of the comic are unknown and the artist is said to be a blacklisted comic artist of the time. The purpose of the comic was to spread the message of nonviolence and to get the word out about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. You can read this comic below.

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A Blast From The Past: Harlem Globetrotters Comic circa 1973

A Blast From The Past: Harlem Globetrotters Comic circa 1973

The Hanna-Barbera cartoon series the Harlem Globetrotters aired from Sept 1970 through Oct 1971. Gold Key created a 12-issue comic book series for cartoon that ran from April 1972 through January 1975. You can see all of the covers from this series in one of our previous blog posts. You can read Issue 7, from October 1973 below.

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A Blast From The Past: Harlem Globetrotters Comic circa 1952

A Blast From The Past: Harlem Globetrotters Comic circa 1952

Bill Stern was a radio and a TV sportscaster from the 1920’s-1960’s. In the 1950’s, Ziff-Davis published Bill Stern’s sports stories in the form of a comic book series entitled Bill Stern’s Sports Book. Volume 2 # 2, published in the winter of 1952, contained a story featuring the Harlem Globetrotters. You can read this comic below.

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A Blast From The Past: Satchel Paige Comic circa 1953

A Blast From The Past: Satchel Paige Comic circa 1953

Satchel Paige was a star of both The Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball and the first player from The Negro Leagues to be inducted into the hall of fame. The Ageless Satchel Paige story is from Treasure Chest Comic Vol. 8 # 17, April 23, 1953.

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A Blast From The Past: Sugar Ray Robinson Comic circa 1952

A Blast From The Past: Sugar Ray Robinson Comic circa 1952

Bill Stern was a radio and a TV sportscaster from the 1920’s-1960’s. In the 1950’s, Ziff-Davis published Bill Stern’s sports stories in the form of a comic book series entitled Bill Stern’s Sports Book. Volume 2 #2, published in the winter of 1952, contained a story featuring ‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson, whom many consider to have been the greatest boxer of his time. You can read this comic below.

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A Blast From The Past: Joe Louis Comic circa 1952

A Blast From The Past: Joe Louis Comic circa 1952

Bill Stern was a radio and a TV sportscaster from the 1920’s-1960’s. In the 1950’s, Ziff-Davis published Bill Stern’s sports stories in the form of a comic book series entitled Bill Stern’s Sports Book. Volume 2 # 2, published in the winter of 1952, contained a story featuring Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey. You can read this comic below.

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A Blast From The Past: Jesse Owens Comic circa 1952

A Blast From The Past: Jesse Owens Comic circa 1952

Treasure Chest Comic vol. 7, #20, June 5, 1952, featured a biography of Jesse Owens in which his undermining of Aryan supremacy in Hitler’s Germany at the Berlin Olympics of 1936 is recounted, as is his subsequent recognition by post-Nazi Germany.

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A Blast From The Past Series: Room 222 circa 1971

A Blast From The Past Series: Room 222 circa 1971

The Room 222 comic book series, published by Dell, ran for 4 issues from January 1970 through January 1971. Issue 4 was a reprint of issue 1. Room 222 was one of my favorite TV series back in the day, which ran from 1969 through 1974. I loved tuning in every week to see what was happening at Walt Whitman High. I loved the characters, the handsome Mr. Dixon played by Lloyd Haynes, and his beautiful girlfriend Miss McIntyre played by Denise Nicholas. There were also the cool students – Pam, played by Ta-Tanisha and Larry played by Eric Laneuville.

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A Blast From The Past Series: I Spy circa 1966

A Blast From The Past Series: I Spy circa 1966

I Spy is a secret agent TV adventure series that ran for three seasons, from 1965 to 1968. I Spy teamed Robert Culp, who played international tennis player Kelly Robinson with Bill Cosby as his trainer, Alexander Scott. I Spy was groundbreaking because it was the first American television drama to feature a Black actor, Bill Cosby, in a lead role.

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