Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Civil Rights Superheroes at the ToonSeum
Today I checked out Civil Rights Superheroes at the ToonSeum on Liberty Avenue (Downtown Pittsburgh). The exhibit features the Montgomery Story, a rare comic book from 1958 that condemned racism and encouraged social change by depicting the stories of "everyday superheroes", the main character being Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time, it was distributed underground by churches, labor unions and civic organizations in order to teach about non-violent resistance and help further the civil rights movement. It still speaks to readers on a very human level and is very inspirational!