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Strange Fruit #01: Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

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Strange Fruit, Volume I is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall "Major" Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history.

Synopsis:

A graphic collection of little-known stories of African Americans in United States' history.

About the Author

Joel Christian Gill is the chairman, CEO, president, director of development, majority and minority stock holder, manager, co-manager, regional manager, assistant to the regional manager, receptionist, senior black correspondent, and janitor of Strange Fruit Comics. In his spare time he is the Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and member of The Boston Comics Roundtable. He received his MFA from Boston University and a BA from Roanoke College. His secret lair is behind a secret panel in the kitchen of his house (sold separately) in New Boston, New Hampshire where he lives with his wife, four children, talking dog, and two psychic cats.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781938486296
Author:
Gill, Joel Christian
Publisher:
Fulcrum Group
Author:
Gates, Jr. Henry Louis
Author:
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 14

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