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Sam Milai Political Art

Sam Milai Political Art

As we approach the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act the Museum Of UnCut Funk celebrates one of the greatest illustrators who ever lived. Sam Milai’s illustrations of the Civil Rights Movement were published in several literary publications and most notably in the Pittsburgh Courier.

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Sam Milai – Don Powers

Sam Milai – Don Powers

The eight-page color comic section produced for the Pittsburgh Courier is the only attempt I’m aware of to do a color comics section in a Black paper.* Although the Courier’s section, produced by the Smith-Mann Syndicate of New York City, did have an all-Black cast of characters, quite a few of the strips were drawn by whites.

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