Comics Reading Group with Dr Adam Smith Black Panther and Power Man: Marvel Heroes of the Civil Rights Era

26 October, 5.30pm -7pm

Meet T’Challa and Luke Cage, better known in their heyday as Marvel superheroes Black Panther and Power Man. Among the first African-American superheroes to appear in mainstream American comic books each character’s origins are bound up in both the Civil Rights Movement and the popularity of Blaxploitation cinema in the 1960s and 70s. Now, thanks to Netflix and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both characters are enjoying global popularity for the first time. As part of YSJ Black History Month we invite you to join us for an informal discussion of some of these characters’ most celebrated comic-book appearances.
Email Adam Smith (a.smith3@yorksj.ac.uk ) for a reading list.
This event is FREE but booking is required please visit the YSJ online shop to secure book a place.

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