Comics and Graphic Novels of the South

In a program entitled Comics and Graphic Novels of the South, Dr. Qiana Whitted of the University of South Carolina (USC), will focus on visual narratives of African American Southern experience in memoir, adventure, humor, and fantasy. How do comic books bring the black folktales and legends of Southern swamps to life? What can we learn about the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras when their trials and triumphs are expressed through text and image? Comics to be discussed include Jeremy Love’s series Bayou, Joel Christian Gill’s Strange Fruit Comics, the comic strip Tommy Traveler in the World of Black History by Tom Feelings, and the graphic novel memoir March by Congressman John Lewis. This free program is made possible by a major grant from the Humanities Council SC. For more information, please contact the Georgetown Library at 843-545-3300.

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