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Race, Romance and the Comic Book

  • Aired: 07/12/2011
  • 14:15
  • Rating: NR
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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Did black artists create the 1950's comic book, Negro Romance?
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