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Friday, July 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Comics Arts Conference #8: From Civil Rights to Black Panther

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Andrea Johnson (California State University, Dominguez Hills) discusses how the 1957 comic Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story dramatized the bus boycott, solidified adherence to nonviolence forms of protest, and inspired John Lewis and others to become involved in the movement. Jennie Law (Georgia State University) traces the iconic black panther first as a symbol for the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, SNCC's black voter registration drive, and into the creation of Marvel's first black superhero, the Black Panther. Evan Johnson (Rutgers University) places Ta-Nehisi Coates's Black Panther in conversation with black theorists such as Achille Mbembe, Franz Fanon, and the Combahee River Collective to illustrate how Coates explores the limits of black radical thought in the wake of imperial and patriarchal power that is removed from white supremacy.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

Attendees (242)