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!

3 comments:

planetbooks said...

Because you posted about this great looking piece of history I MUST recommend that you read THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett. It's a fabulous piece of historical fiction set in Jackson, Mississippi in the months leading up to the Civil Rights Movement.

Sonja said...

Thanks for the book recommendation!

遊樂園 said...

原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得..................................................