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YSJ BHM: Comics Reading Group, Black Panther: A Nation Beneath Our Feet
Wed 26 October 2016, 17:30 – 19:00 BST
De Grey Building, DG/016
Join us this Black History Month as we discuss Marvel Comics heroes to emerge from the Civil Rights era and their recent resurgence in 21st-Century popular culture.
Dr Adam Smith with providing a brief sketch of Marvel's engagement with the Civil Rights movemernt, noting the introduction of Black Panther and Luke Cage into mainstream comics, before opening up the floor for a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates' highly acclaimed Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet (2016).
A political writer and journalist based in Baltimore, A Nation Under Our Feet marks Coates' first foray into comic writing. At present it is the best selling comic of 2016.
If you don't already have a copy of 'the most compelling Marvel property in decades' (The Guardian), it is available to purchase from Travelling Man, York (Y01 7LF).