History Detectives

Race, Romance and the Comic Book

  • Posted: 2/3/2013
    • Length: 14:15
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

The 1950s was the Golden Age of comic books. Americans voraciously read stories about superheroes, determined detectives and thrilling romances. This particular comic book, Negro Romance, is a rare find. The characters are African Americans. Gwendolyn Wright seeks out the artists behind this comic book. Were they black? Who were their intended readers?

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