History Detectives

Race, Romance and the Comic Book

Clip: Season 9 Episode 4 | 14m 15s

The 1950s was the Golden Age of comic books. Americans voraciously read stories about superheroes, determined detectives and thrilling romances. This particular comic book, Negro Romance, is a rare find. The characters are African Americans. Gwendolyn Wright seeks out the artists behind this comic book. Were they black? Who were their intended readers?

Aired: 07/11/11

Rating: NR

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