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African Americans

See also African American Comics Artists.
The list beginning below this box includes comics about African Americans, and comics that feature African American characters, except for some titles and characters that have their own lists: For works about works that feature African American characters, please see under African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
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African Americans.
   About African Americans. -- South Deerfield, MA : Channing
   L. Bete Co., 1997. -- 15 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. -- (A
   Scriptographic Booklet) -- Cartoon illustrated booklet
   about Black history. -- Call no.: E185.A2 1997
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African Americans.
   Activists! -- Livonia, MI : Stabur Press, 1995. -- 48 p. :
   col. ill. ; 26 cm. -- Written by Joyce Brabner; art by Mark
   Badger and Wayne Vansant; copyright by Fellowship of
   Reconciliation.
   1. Social movements--Comic books, strips, etc. 2. Civil
   rights--Comic books, strips, etc. 3. Gay liberation
   movement--Comic books, strips, etc. 4. Gay youth--Comic
   books, strips, etc. 5. African Americans--Civil
   rights--Comic books, strips, etc. I. Brabner, Joyce. II.
   Badger, Mark. III. Vansant, Wayne. IV. Fellowship of
   Reconciliation. V. Stabur Press. Call no.: PN6728.6.S72A2
   1995
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African Americans.
   The Adventures of Black Eldridge, the Panther / Ovid P.
   Adams. -- San Francisco : Marcus Books, 1970. -- 20 p. :
   ill. ; 26 cm.
   1. African Americans--Comic books, strips, etc. 2. Black
   Panther Party--Comic books, strips, etc. 3. Cleaver,
   Eldridge, 1935- --Comic books, strips, etc. I. Adams, Ovid
   P. II. Black Eldridge, the Panther. III. Marcus Books. Call
   no.: PN6727.A32A3 1970
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African Americans.
   The African-American Historical Calendar. -- JII/SPAI, . --
   col. ill. ; 19 x 23 cm. -- Each month has a portrait and
   color comic strip about the life of a famous African
   American, and portraits of others with birthdays in that
   month. -- LIBRARY HAS: 2002, 2004 calendars. -- Call no.:
   E185.A2535
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African Americans.
   "As an Errand Boy I Take the Cake"* (Jinx) / by VEP. 6 p.
   in Ha Ha Comics, no. 18 (March 1945). -- Jinx is a cat ;
   his boss in this strip is an African American cook. -- Call
   no.: PN6728.1.A5H3no.18
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African Americans.
   August Martin : activities book. -- Washington, D.C.? :
   U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Aviation
   Administration, 1980. -- 20 p. : ill. ; 20 x 27 cm. --
   "GA-300-143A." -- A story, puzzle and activity book
   presented in comic art style.
   1. Martin, August, 1919-1968--Comic books, strips, etc. 2.
   African Americans--Comic books, strips, etc. 3. Air
   pilots--Comic books, strips, etc. 4. Tuskegee Army Air
   Field (Ala.). I. United States. Federal Aviation
   Administration. Call no.: TL540.M36A8 1980
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African Americans.
   Birth of a Nation : a Comic Novel / Aaron McGruder and
   Reginald Hudlin ; illustrated by Kyle Baker. -- New York :
   Crown Publishers, 2004. -- 137 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. --
   Panel and caption style. -- Political comic about African
   Americans and the secession of East St. Louis from the
   United States. -- Call no.: PN6727.B33B5 2004
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African Americans.
   The Black Comic Book / by Sid Jacobson & Ernie Colon. --
   Los Angeles : Price/Stern/Sloan, 1970. -- 80 p. : ill. ; 14
   x 19 cm. -- "This satire of America's best-loved comic
   strips is presented strictly for laughs, but with the hope
   that one day, in a world of greater honesty, justice and
   understanding, the black man will take his rightful place
   in literature of all kinds." -- CONTENTS: "Superblack" 4 p.
   ; "Bronzie" 4 p. ; "Flesh Horton" 4 p. ; "Natural" 4 p. ;
   "Tarskin" 4 p. ; "Laughin' Black" 4 p. ; "Little Ofay
   Nannie" 4 p. ; "Raisins" 4 p. ; "Black Jack" 4 p. ; "Big
   Eboner" 4 p. ; "Mother Eartha" 4 p. ; "Dark Racey" 4 p. ;
   "King Coal" 4 p. ; "Charcoal Chin" 4 p. ; "Blackman and
   Crow" 4 p. ; "Boll Weevil Barley" 4 p. ; "Darkie" 4 p. ;
   "B.S." 4 p. ; "Brother Blackberry" 1 p. ; "Likriss Sikniss"
   1 p. ; "Believe It or Watts!" 2 p. ; Call no.: NC1763.A54J3
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African Americans.
   Black History for Beginners / Denise Dennis, Susan
   Willmarth. -- London : Writers and Readers, 1984. -- 189 p.
   : ill. ; 21 cm. -- (A Writers and Readers Documentary Comic
   Book) -- Bibliography: p. 186-188.
   1. African Americans--History. I. Dennis, Denise. II.
   Willmarth, Susan. III. Series. Call no.: E185.D46 1984
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African Americans.
   Black History for Beginners / Denise Dennis ; illustrated
   by Susan Willmarth. -- New York : Writers and Readers,
   1995. -- 189 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. -- (A Writers and Readers
   Documentary Comic Book ; 24) -- Includes bibliographical
   references (p. 186-188). -- Call no.: E185.D46 1995
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African Americans.
   The Black Holocaust for Beginners / by S.E. Anderson ;
   illustrated by The Cro-maat Collective & Vanessa Holley. --
   New York : Writers and Readers Publishing, 1995. -- 184 p.
   : ill. ; 23 cm. -- (A Writers and Readers Documentary Comic
   Book ; 52) -- About slavery, civil rights, Black history.
   -- Call no.: HT861.A68 1995
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African Americans.
   Black Humor / by Charles R. Johnson -- Chicago : Johnson
   Pub. Co., 1970. -- 1 v. : ill. ; 21 cm. -- Cartoons about
   African Americans, and race relations. -- Call no.:
   E185.615.J63
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African Americans.
   "Blechhula!" / script, Stu Schwartzberg ; art, Marie
   Severin ; inks, Winslow Mortimer. 9 p. in Spoof, no. 4
   (Mar. 1973 -- Blackula parody. )
   I. [Each creator]. I. Blackula. k. Vampires. k. African
   Americans. Call no.: PN678.4.M3S66no.4
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African Americans.
   Bootsie and Others : a selection of cartoons / by Ollie
   Harrington ; introduction by Langston Hughes. -- New York :
   Dodd, Mead, 1958. -- 1 v. : ill. ; 26 cm. -- Cartoons about
   African Americans, and race relations. -- Call no.:
   NC1429.H333A43
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African Americans.
   Bread & Wine : an Erotic Tale of New York / written by
   Samuel R. Delany ; drawn by Mia Wolff ; introduced by Alan
   Moore. -- New York : Juno Books, 1999. -- 44 p. : ill. ; 28
   cm. -- "This story of life in New York City begins with a
   chance meeting between a bearded, black professor, Samuel
   Delany, and a homeless Brooklyn Irishman selling books from
   a blanket on 72nd Street, and tells how their lives
   intersect and change forever. Bread & Wine is a beautifully
   drawn graphic novel about the beginning of a moving and
   lasting gay relationship, with all the complexities,
   fumblings and excitement of two people coming together.
   These men discover sexual joy and explode stereotypes while
   exploring the possibilities for compassion and acceptance,
   all the more touching because it's true"--cover blurb. --
   Call no.: PN6727.D395B74 1999
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African Americans.
   Colors in Black. -- Milwaukie, OR. : Dark Horse Comics,
   1995. -- col. ill. ; 26 cm. -- To be complete in 4 issues.
   -- Comics about African Americans and race relations. --
   LIBRARY HAS: no. 1. Call no.: PN6728.6.D34C59 1995
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African Americans.
   Comical Coons / by Kemble. -- London : Kegan Paul, Trench,
   Trübner & Co., 1898. -- 26 leaves : ill. ; 23 x 30 cm. --
   Cartoons about African Americans, mostly children, in two
   leaf sequences. -- Call no.: NC1429.K39 1898
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African Americans.
   "Corn Harvest"* (Li'l Eight Ball) 6 p. in New Funnies, no.
   68 (Oct. 1942) -- SUMMARY: Eight Ball defends the corn
   patch from marauding crows, but overnight Mr. Woodchuck
   steals it all. Eight Ball sends Mr. Woodchuck a phony jury
   notice for a corn stealing case, and while he's away Eight
   Ball steals the corn back.
   1. African American children--Comic books, strips, etc. I.
   Li'l Eight Ball. k. Harvests. k. Corn patches. k. Crows. k.
   Woodchucks. k. Jury notices. k. Stolen corn. Call no.:
   PN6728.1.D4F8no.68
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African Americans.
   Damned If We Do, and Damned If We Don't / Brumsic Brandon.
   -- San Jose, Calif. : San Jose CORE and Santa Clara Valley
   Friends of SNCC, 1966. -- 7 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. -- Reprinted
   from Freedomways. -- Cartoons about African Americans and
   race relations. -- Call no.: E185.615.B67 1966
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African Americans.
   Dark Laughter : The Satiric Art of Oliver W. Harrington :
   from the Walter O. Evans collection of African-American art
   / edited with an introduction by M. Thomas Inge. -- Jackson
   : University Press of Mississippi, 1993. -- 116 p. : ill. ;
   27 cm.
   1. African American wit and humor, Pictorial. 2. Evans,
   Walter O.--Art Collections. I. Harrington, Oliver, 1913-
   II. Inge, M. Thomas. III. The Satiric Art of Oliver W.
   Harrington. IV. University Press of Mississippi. Call no.:
   NC1429.H333A4 1993
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African Americans.
   Fast Willie Jackson. -- New York : Fitzgerald Periodicals,
   1976-1977. -- col. ill. ; 26 cm. -- Published no. 1 (Oct.
   1976) - no. 7 (1977), cf. Overstreet Comic Book Price
   Guide. -- LIBRARY HAS: no. 2,5,7 (1976-1977)
   1. Teen humor comics. 2. African American teenagers--Comic
   books, strips, etc. I. Fitzgerald Periodicals. Call no.:
   PN6728.4.F5F3
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African Americans.
   Further E.K. Means. Is this a title? It is not. It is the
   name of a writer of Negro stories, who has made himself so
   completely the writer of Negro stories that this third
   book, like the first and second, needs no title /
   illustrated by Kemble. -- New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons,
   1920. -- 346 p. : front. ; 20 cm. -- One illustration
   (frontispiece) only. -- Call no.: PS3525.E137F8 1920
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African Americans.
   George Pal presents Jasper and the Watermelons / original
   drawings by George Pal. -- New York : Diamond Publishing,
   1945. -- 32 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm. -- Cover wanting. --
   "Jasper is Paramount's star of George Pal's Puppetoons." --
   The character is an African American boy. -- Call no.:
   PS3566.A348J3 1945
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African Americans.
   Golden Legacy. -- New York : Fitzgerald, 1966-1972. -- col.
   ill. ; 26 cm. -- Published no. 1 - no. 16. -- Each issue
   has also a distinctive title. -- Imprint varies: 10 of the
   Library's issues are unauthorized reprints by Baylor
   Publishing Co. and Community Enterprizes, Inc., of Seattle,
   Wash. -- Historical and biographical genres, about African
   Americans and Black history. -- LIBRARY HAS: no. 1-16
   (1967-1983). -- Call no.: PN6728.3.F5G6
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African Americans.
   "Ground School"* (Calhoun of the Air Cadets) / art: Paul
   Isip. 4 p. in Wings Comics, no. 27 (Nov. 1942). -- We learn
   that Jeff Calhoun has three roommates: Bert Harvey, the
   "Boston dude," "Jive," a "hot jazz drummer" (African
   American), and Silang, a Filipino. -- Data from Lou Mougin
   via The Grand Comics Database Project. -- Call no.: Film
   15791r.309
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African Americans.
   Half-Past Nation Time / by Charles Johnson. -- Westlake
   Village, Calif. : Aware Press, 1972. -- 120 p. : ill. ; 20
   cm. -- "AS-729511".
   1. African Americans--Caricatures and cartoons. I. Johnson,
   Charles Richard, 1948- II. Aware Press. Call no.:
   E185.615.J64
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African Americans.
   Hambone's Meditations / by J.P. Alley. -- 3rd printing,
   1976. -- 112 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. -- Cartoons featuring the
   dialect sayings of an African American man. -- No place or
   publisher given. -- Call no.: NC1429.A43H3 1976
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African Americans.
   Hambone's Meditations : scrapbook / by J. P. Alley. --
   1927-1929. -- 38 p. : ill. ; 15 x 21 cm. -- Panels mounted
   3 per page, with 19 loose panels laid in for a total of 133
   panels. -- Cartoons of African Americans. -- Call no.:
   NC1429.A43H3 1929
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African Americans.
   "Headlines and Harlem" / by Brumsic Brandon, Jr. p. 331-338
   in Freedomways, v. 14, no. 4 (1974) -- Political cartoons
   about African Americans. -- Call no.: F185.5.F7v.14no.3
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African Americans.
   Hirschfeld's Harlem / Al Hirschfeld ; introductory essays
   by William Saroyan & Gail Lumet Buckley. -- New York :
   Glenn Young Books, 2004. -- 127 p. : ill. (some col.),
   port. ; 31 cm. -- Expanded ed. of: Harlem as seen by
   Hirschfeld (1941). -- Includes index. -- Cartoons of
   African Americans. -- Call no.: NC1429.H527H3 2004
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African Americans.
   "I am Curious (Black)!" (Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane)
   / script, Robert Kanigher ; pencils, Werner Roth ; inks,
   Vince Colletta. 14 p. in Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane,
   no. 106 (Nov. 1970). -- Summary: For an assignment on
   Metropolis's Black community, Little Africa, Lois gets dark
   skin for 24 hours, and learns about racism. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.2.N3S78no.106
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African Americans.
   "Jim Beckwourth, Negro Trail-Blazer" / by F.E. Crandall ;
   illustrated by Lloyd Ostendorf. p. 42-47 in Treasure Chest
   of Fun and Fact, v. 27, no 6 (May 1972). -- Begins: "Jim
   Beckwourth was one of the brave men who mapped the trails
   across the unknown land west of the Mississippi River. In
   the fall of 1823, he joins General Ashley's Rocky Mountain
   Fur Company." -- Call no.: PN6728.1.P43T7v.27no.6
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African Americans.
   King 1 / written and illustrated by Ho Che Anderson. --
   Seattle : Fantagraphic Books, 1993. -- 68 p. : ill. (some
   col.) ; 28 cm.
   1. King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Comic books,
   strips, etc. 2. Civil rights--Comic books, strips, etc. 3.
   African Americans--Comic books, strips, etc. I. Anderson,
   Ho Che. II. Fantagraphics Books. Call no.: E185.97.K5A75
   1993
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African Americans.
   Little Willie. -- Raleigh, N.C. : Health Publications
   Institute, 1949. -- 16 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. -- Art
   signed: Bill Hinnant. -- Summary: Little Willie wins a
   cotton-picking contest, and with his winnings buys a new
   suit, gets a date, contracts the pox, and finds that the
   Rapid Treatment Center can cure him within two weeks. --
   Educational comic book on syphilis and sexually transmitted
   diseases, about and for African Americans. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.25.H37L5 1949
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African Americans.
   Lobo. -- New York : Dell Publishing Co., 1965-1966. -- col.
   ill. ; 26 cm. -- Published no. 1 (Dec. 1965) - no. 2 (Oct.
   1966). -- African American title character. -- Western
   genre. -- LIBRARY HAS: no. 1-2. -- Call no.: PN6728.3.D4L6
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African Americans.
   Luther, from Inner City. -- New York : P.S. Ericksson,
   1969. -- 63 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
   1. Funny kid comics. 2. African American children--Comic
   books, strips, etc. I. Brandon, Brumsic. II. Eriksson, P.
   S. Call no.: PN6728.L85B7 1969
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African Americans.
   MC Squared : a Man with a Serious Game Plan. -- Piscatawy,
   NJ : POSRO, 1991- . -- ill. ; 26 cm. -- Began with no. 1
   (July 1991). -- African American characters. -- LIBRARY
   HAS: no. 1 (1991). -- Call no.: PN6728.6.P635M2
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African Americans.
   Martin Luther King, Jr. -- West Haven, Conn. : Academic
   Industries, 1984. -- 55 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. -- (Pocket
   Biographies ; B10)
   1. King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Comic books,
   strips, etc. 2. Civil rights--United States--Comic books,
   strips, etc. 3. African Americans--Comic books, strips,
   etc. I. Series. II. Academic Industries. Call no.:
   E185.97.K5M25 1984
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African Americans.
   "Midnight Wins the Race"* (Midnight, the Black Stallion) /
   art: Art Saaf. 6 p. in Jumbo Comics, no. 31 (Sept. 1941).
   -- Midnight is ridden by a Black jockey named Sambo. --
   Data from Lou Mougin via The Grand Comics Database Project.
   -- Call no.: Film 15791r.179
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African Americans.
   Mr. T and the T-Force. -- Northbrook, IL : NOW Comics,
   1993-1994. -- ill. ; 25 cm. -- Published no. 1 (June 1993)
   - no. 10 (May 1994), cf. Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.
   -- African American characters. -- LIBRARY HAS: no. 1, 5
   (1993-1994). -- Call no.: PN6728.6.N6M54
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African Americans.
   Negro Americans, the Early Years. -- New York : Gilberton,
   1969. -- 48 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. -- (Classics
   Illustrated ; no. 169)
   1. African Americans--History--Comic books, strips, etc. I.
   Series. Call no.: PN6728.1.G5C55no.169
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African Americans.
   Negro Americans, the Early Years. -- West Haven, Conn. :
   Pendulum Press, 1969. -- 61 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. -- (Classics
   Illustrated) (Now Age Books Illustrated)
   1. African Americans--History--Comic books, strips, etc. I.
   Pendulum Press. II. Series. III. Series2. Call no.:
   E185.N347 1969
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African Americans.
   "Negro Patriot" (Austin Dabney) 4 p. in Real Heroes, no. 15
   (July/Aug. 1946)
   k. Dabney, Austin. k. African Americans. k. Patriots. Call
   no.: PN6728.1.P3R4no.15
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African Americans.
   "Nick Raider, Squadra Omicidi" / di Claudio Nizzi ; disegni
   di Bruno Ramella ; lettering di Diana Rocchi. p. 2-16 in
   Comic Art, no. 99 (Gennaio 1993) -- SUMMARY: Afraid that
   his blonde daughter will marry a Black man, Papa hires
   thugs to teach the boyfriend a lesson and ends up having
   him killed.
   I. [Each creator] k. Blondes. k. African Americans. k.
   Thugs. k. Fathers. k. Daughters. k. Boyfriends. Call no.:
   PN6768.C55no.99
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African Americans.
   "North to the Pole" 5 p. in Real Heroes, no. 14 (May/June
   1946). -- "Because of the courage of Matt Henson, Commander
   Robert E. Peary's Negro assistant, the American flag flies
   over the north pole." -- Call no.: PN6728.1.P3R4no.14
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African Americans.
   "Oliver Drab" / Ray McGill. 1 p. in The Face, no. 1 (1941).
   -- Summary: Drab is pinched for cash and hires a Black
   "boy" named 8 Ball on commission to shine shoes for the
   camp. -- Call no.: Film 15791 r.18
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African Americans.
   "The Other Girl" 7 p. in DC 100-Page Super Spectacular, no.
   5 (1971). -- African American main characters. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.4.N3 O6 no.5
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African Americans.
   "Paul Robeson" 4 p. in True Comics, no. 48 (Apr. 1946)
   1. Robeson, Paul--Comic books, strips, etc. 2. African
   Americans--Comic books, strips, etc. Call no.:
   PN6728.1.P3T7no.48
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African Americans.
   Pore Lil Mose, His Letters to His Mammy. -- Brooklyn, N.Y.
   : Grand Union Tea Co., 1902. -- 38 p. : col. ill. ; 27 x 38
   cm. -- Comic cartoons from the New York Herald of
   1901-1902.
   1. Funny kid comics. 2. African Americans--Comic books,
   strips, etc. I. Outcault, Richard Felton, 1863-1928. II.
   New York Herald. III. Grand Union Tea Co. Call no.:
   PN6728.P6O85 1902
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African Americans.
   "Remember They Say That They Don't Know Whether Negroes
   Make Good Pilots. You Can Make Them Liars!"* (Jive Gray,
   May 8, 1943) / Ol Harrington. reprinted on p. 64 of Time
   for Action, by Robin Mazyck (M.A. Thesis, Michigan State
   University School of Journalism, 1998). -- Call no.:
   N6537.H349M3 1998
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African Americans.
   "Rosebug" (Schlomo Raven) / Byron Preiss, Tom Sutton. 60 p.
   in Fiction Illustrated, v. 1 (1976). -- Summary: The
   janitor at Radio City Music Hall has been killed by a
   sandbag, and the word "Rosebug" has been written by the
   victim in the spilled sand. Schlomo, Orsoni Wells, and the
   FBI arrive to investigate. The FBI says there's a Negro
   acting as a German spy in the show, and Wells rewrites the
   script to trick him into revealing himself during the
   performance His name is Greenwood, and he gets away.
   Looking for him, Schlomo finds a nest of German spies and
   hears that they're heading for Washington. With Wells and
   the FBI, Schlomo heads for Washington. In Washington they
   apprehend Greenwood pretending to be an ambassador from
   England. Schlomo doesn't think the case is over, and indeed
   soon notices that Orsoni Wells' shoes make a footprint that
   spells "Rosebug."  The Wells in Washington is a fake Wells
   sent by the Germans to bomb a meeting in the Pentagon.
   Schlomo disarms the bomb and rescues the real Wells. --
   Call no: PN6726.F5v.1
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African Americans.
   Sabre : a comic novel / Don McGregor, writer ; Paul Gulacy,
   artist ; Annette Kawecki, letterer. -- Staten Island :
   Eclipse Enterprises, 1978. -- 47 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
   1. Science fiction comic books, strips, etc. 2. African
   Americans--Comic books, strips, etc. I. McGregor, Don. II.
   Gulacy, Paul. III. Eclipse Enterprises. Call no.:
   PN6727.M27S3 1978
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African Americans.
   "Salty Dog Sam Goes Surfin!" / by R. Crumb. 1 p. in Tales
   from the Tube, no. 1 (1973). -- Summary: Sam, the African
   American, wants to try surfing. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.45.P7T33no.1
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African Americans.
   "Sam the Porter" / Russell Cole (as Alger). 1 p. in New
   Adventure Comics, no. 18 (Aug. 1937). -- Sam is a stout
   Black man. -- Data from Lou Mougin and Grand Comic-Book
   Database. -- Call no.: PN6728.1.N3A3m no.18
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African Americans.
   Samantha Among the Colored Folks : "My Ideas on the Race
   Problem," / by Josiah Allen's wife, (Marietta Holley) ;
   illustrated by E.W. Kemble. -- New York : Dodd, Mead and
   Company, 1894. -- 387 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. -- First published
   in 1892 under title : Samantha on the Race Problem. -- Call
   no.: PS1949.H5S194 1894
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African Americans.
   Shadowtown: Black Fist Rising. -- New Westminster, B.C. :
   Madheart Productions, 1994- . -- ill. ; 26 cm. -- Began
   with no. 1, v. 1 (1994) -- By Terence Anthony. -- LIBRARY
   HAS: no. 1.
   1. Canadian comics. 2. African Americans--Comic books,
   strips, etc. 3. Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
   I. Anthony, Terence. II. Black Fist Rising. III. Madheart
   Productions. Call no.: PN6733.A5S47
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African Americans.
   "She Trusts Me Now"* (Safe Havens, Mar. 15, 1991) / Bill
   Holbrook. -- Summary: Through an African American mother's
   eyes the white day care teacher looks black. -- Call no.:
   PN6726 f.B55 "trust"
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African Americans.
   "The Skies are Streaked with Streamers of Flame as the
   Negro Warbirds Blast the Nazi Bombers to Bits"* (Jive Gray,
   June 19, 1943) / Ol Harrington. reprinted on p. 67 of Time
   for Action, by Robin Mazyck (M.A. Thesis, Michigan State
   University School of Journalism, 1998). -- Call no.:
   N6537.H349M3 1998
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African Americans.
   "Slashing Through the Skies at 300 Miles an Hour, the
   Colored Warhawks from the Tuskeegee Base Keep Anxious Eyes
   Peeled Ahead"* (Jive Gray, May 22, 1943) / Ol Harrington.
   reprinted on p. 65 of Time for Action, by Robin Mazyck
   (M.A. Thesis, Michigan State University School of
   Journalism, 1998). -- Call no.: N6537.H349M3 1998
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African Americans.
   Space Crusaders of the Ashanti. -- Laurelton, N.Y. : Honest
   Man Comics, 1992- . -- ill. ; 26 cm. -- Began with no. 1
   (Apr. 1992). -- Science fiction, with African American
   characters. -- LIBRARY HAS: no. 1. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.6.H6S63
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African Americans.
   Still I Rise : A Cartoon History of African Americans /
   Roland Owen Laird, Jr., with Taneshia Nash Laird ;
   illustrations by Elihu Bey ; foreword by Charles Johnson.
   -- New York : W.W. Norton, 1997. -- 206 p. :  ill. ; 24 cm.
   -- Includes bibliographical references. -- Genre:
   Historical. -- Call no.: E185.L35 1997
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African Americans.
   Up from Harlem / Tom Skinner. -- Old Tappan, N.J. : F.H.
   Revell, 1975. -- 31 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. - (Spire
   Christian Comics)
   1. African Americans--Comic books, strips, etc. 2.
   Christianity--Comic books, strips, etc. I. Skinner, Tom,
   1942- II. Series. III. Fleming H. Revell. Call no.:
   PN6728.4.R4U6 1975
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African Americans.
   Where I'm Coming From / by Barbara Brandon ; foreword by
   Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. -- Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews and
   McMeel, 1993. -- 96 p. : ill. ; 19 x 26 cm.
   1. African Americans--Comic books, strips, etc. 2. Women's
   comics. I. Brandon, Barbara. II. Dee, Ruby. III. Davis,
   Ossie. IV. Andrews and McMeel. Call no.: PN6728.W465B7 1993
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African Americans.
   Wise Son the White Wolf #1 (of 4) : 1996 San Diego Expo DC
   Comics Preview / written and illustrated by Ho Che
   Anderson. -- New York : DC Comics, 1996. -- 22 leaves :
   ill. ; 28 cm. -- "Uncorrected and incomplete proof." --
   Featuring African American characters. -- Call no.:
   PN6727.A49W5 1996b
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African Americans.
   "You're Only A Dog, But You Certainly Know Your Place"*
   (The Badge Guys, Dec. 26, 1972) -- Summary: An African
   American police officer is comparing Policeperson Trask and
   her women's lib ideas with Lady, the police dog. His
   remarks are not well received. -- Strip signed "BOwen"? --
   Call no.: PN6726 f.B55 "women's lib"
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"African-Americans and Comics" / by Brian Patrick & Richard
   Relkin. (Cultural Corner) p. 16-17 in Comic Culture, v. 1,
   no. 4 (Mar. 1994)
   1. African Americans in comic books, strips, etc. I.
   Patrick, Brian. II. Relkin, Richard. III. Cultural Corner.
   Call no.: PN6725.C545v.1no.4
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African Americans in Cartoons.
   Bosko : index entry (p. 40, 132, 281-282) in The World
   Encyclopedia of Cartoons, ed. by Maurice Horn (Detroit :
   Gale Research, 1980). -- Call no.: NC1325.W67 1980
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African Americans in Cartoons.
   Coontown Sketches : index entry (p. 169) in The World
   Encyclopedia of Cartoons, ed. by Maurice Horn (Detroit :
   Gale Research, 1980). -- Call no.: NC1325.W67 1980
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African Americans in Cartoons.
   Darktown : index entry (p. 585) in The World Encyclopedia
   of Cartoons, ed. by Maurice Horn (Detroit : Gale Research,
   1980). -- Call no.: NC1325.W67 1980
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African Americans in Cartoons.
   Edward Winsor Kemble : index entry (p. 29, 169, 332-333,
   533, 548-549) in The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons, ed. by
   Maurice Horn (Detroit : Gale Research, 1980). -- Call no.:
   NC1325.W67 1980
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African Americans in Cartoons.
   James Pinckney Alley : index entry (p. 80) in The World
   Encyclopedia of Cartoons, ed. by Maurice Horn (Detroit :
   Gale Research, 1980). -- Call no.: NC1325.W67 1980
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African Americans in Cartoons.
   "The Misapprehension of the Coon Image" / by R. Fiore. p.
   99-103 in The Comics Journal, no. 250 (Feb. 2003). --
   (Funnybook Roulette) -- Historical essay on racial
   caricature of African Americans by white Americans. -- Call
   no.: PN6700.C62no.250
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African Americans in Cartoons.
   Sunflower Street : index entry (p. 360-361, 533) in The
   World Encyclopedia of Cartoons, ed. by Maurice Horn
   (Detroit : Gale Research, 1980). -- Call no.: NC1325.W67
   1980
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African Americans in Cartoons.
   Thompson St. Poker Club : index entry (p. 548-549) in The
   World Encyclopedia of Cartoons, ed. by Maurice Horn
   (Detroit : Gale Research, 1980). -- Call no.: NC1325.W67
   1980
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.

Works about African American characters in comics are listed here. Appearances of African American characters are listed under African Americans
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   African American characters in Peanuts : index entry (p.
   279) in America's Great Comic-Strip Artists, by Richard
   Marschall (New York : Abbeville Press, 1989). Call no.:
   PN6725.M284A5 1989
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "African-Americans and Comics" / by Brian Patrick & Richard
   Relkin. (Cultural Corner) p. 16-17 in Comic Culture, v. 1,
   no. 4 (Mar. 1994)
   1. African Americans in comic books, strips, etc. I.
   Patrick, Brian. II. Relkin, Richard. III. Cultural Corner.
   Call no.: PN6725.C545v.1no.4
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   African Americans as portrayed in comics : file of
   clippings and examples. -- 1 portfolio : ill. ; 25 x 38 cm.
   -- Collected at Michigan State University in the Russel B.
   Nye Popular Culture Collection's Popular Culture Vertical
   File (PCVF).
   1. African Americans in comic books, strips, etc. 2.
   African Americans--Comic books, strips, etc.
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "Alex Simmons and the African-American Soldier of Fortune
   Known as Blackjack : a Case Study in Independent Comic Book
   Publishing" / Stanford W. Carpenter. p. 228-238 in
   International Journal of Comic Art, v. 4, no. 1 (Spring
   2002). -- Includes illustrations and bibliographical
   references. -- Call no.: PN6700.I54v.4no.1
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "And now for something completely different : Rupert
   Kinnard and B.B. and the Diva" / interview by Al
   Cunningham. p. 8-10 in Lambda Book Report, v. 3, no. 3
   (Mar./Apr. 1992)
   1. Kinnard, Rupert, 1954- --Interviews. 2. B.B. and the
   Diva. 2. Gay men in comic books, strips, etc. 3 African
   Americans in comic books, strips, etc. I. Cunningham, Al.
   II. Rupert Kinnard and B.B. and the Diva. III. Lambda Book
   Report. Call no.: HQ75.L33v.3no.3
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Black characters in Pogo : index entry (p. 259, ill. 260)
   in America's Great Comic-Strip Artists, by Richard
   Marschall (New York : Abbeville Press, 1989). -- Call no.:
   PN6725.M284A5 1989
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Black Images in the Comics : a Visual History / by Fredrik
   Strömberg ; with a foreword by Charles Johnson. -- Seattle,
   Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2003. -- 264 p. : ill. ; 16
   cm. -- Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-247) and
   index. -- Call no.: PN6714.S7813 2003
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "Color and the Comics" / Jack E. White, Jr. -- p. 398-403 ;
   28 cm. -- In Readings in Mass Communication (Dubuque, Ia :
   W.C. Brown, 1972) -- About African Americans in comics. --
   Reprinted from Columbia Journalism Review, Winter
   1969/1970. -- Call no.: PN6725.W465 1972
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "Corncob and Cornpone : A Black Abe Martin" / Sara Beaumont
   Kennedy. p. 15 in Nemo, no. 28 (Jan. 1988) -- On "Hambone's
   Meditations," a panel by J.P. Alley.
   1. African Americans in comic books, strips, etc. 2. Alley,
   J. P. 3. Hambone's Meditations. I. Kennedy, Sara Beaumont.
   II. A Black Abe Martin. Call no.: PN6725.N43no.28
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "Dismantler of Black Stereotypes" p. 24 in The Comics
   Journal, no. 158 (Apr. 1993). -- (Newswatch : Obituaries)
   -- Alden McWilliams, died March 19, 1993; introduced black
   leading character Danny Raven to the strip Dateline Danger
   in 1968. -- Call no.: PN6700.C62no.158
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "Don't Believe the Hype" / Daz. p. 3 in The Comics Journal,
   no. 162 (Oct. 1993) -- (Blood & Thunder) -- Letter on
   African American representations in comics.
   k. African Americans in comic books, strips, etc. I. Daz.
   Call no.: PN6700.C62no.162
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Ebony White : index entry (p. 71-72) in The Art of the
   Comic Book / by R.C. Harvey (Jackson : University Press of
   Mississippi, 1996) Call no.: PN6725.H37 1996
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "For the Record" / Kip Omolade. p. 9 in The Comics Journal,
   no. 167 (Apr. 1994) -- Letter on racism in comics.
   1. Racism in comics. 2. African Americans in comic books,
   strips, etc. I. Omolade, Kip. Call no.: PN6700.C62no.167
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "From Under Cork to Overcoming : Black Images in the
   Comics" / by Steven L. Jones. p. 16-21 in Nemo, no. 28
   (Jan. 1988)
   1. African Americans in comic books, strips, etc. I. Jones,
   Steven L. II. Black Images in the Comics. Call no.:
   PN6725.N43no.28
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "Here's a Brick for You" : the Representation of Blacks in
   Mainstream Newspaper Comic Strips from 1890 to 1945 / by
   Valarie J. Moses. -- ca. 260 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. --
   Thesis (Bachelor of Arts with Honors), Harvard College,
   1991. -- Includes bibliographical references (leaves
   109-113). -- Call no.: PN6725.M593 1991
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "The Image of Blacks (African Americans) in Underground
   Comics : New Liberal Agenda or Same Racist Stereotypes?" /
   William H. Foster III. p. 168-187 in International Journal
   of Comic Art, v. 4, no. 2 (Fall 2002). -- Call no.:
   PN6700.I54v.4no.2
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Index entry (p. 74, 79, 201-202) in Cartooning for Suffrage
   / by Alice Sheppard (Albuquerque : University of New Mexico
   Press, 1994). Call no.: NC1425.S54 1994
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Index entry (p. 75-77, 114) in Comic Books and America,
   1945-1954 / by W. Savage (Norman : University of Oklahoma
   Press, 1990) Call no.: PN6725.S33 1990
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Index entry (p. 74-75, 93, 212-213, 233) in The Funnies,
   100 Years of American Comic Strips, by Ron Goulart
   (Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing, 1995). -- Call no.:
   PN6725.G62 1995
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Index entry (p. 125, 129, 133, 145, 148, 154, 183-184, 186)
   in The Great Women Superheroes / Trina Robbins
   (Northampton, Mass. : Kitchen Sink Press, 1996) Call no.:
   PN6725.R59 1996
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Index entry (p. 45, 158-159) in Marvel : Five Fabulous
   Decades of the World's Greatest Comics, by Les Daniels (New
   York : H.N. Abrams, 1991). Call no.: PN6725.D25 1991
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "Marginalized Backgrounds" / Patrick A. Tackett. p. 76 in
   Comic Book Marketplace, v. 2, no. 58 (Apr. 1998). --
   (Marketplace Mail) -- Letter inquiring about interest in an
   article about black heroes. -- Call no.:
   PN6714.C632v.2no.58
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Milestone Comics : index entry (p. 259) in The Art of the
   Comic Book / by R.C. Harvey (Jackson : University Press of
   Mississippi, 1996) Call no.: PN6725.H37 1996
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Partial Proceedings of the 7th Annual Comic Arts
   Conference, August 12-13, 1999, San Diego, California. --
   83 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. -- "Some slide presentations are
   not included in these proceedings." -- Contents:
   "Blackjack: Race and the Creation of Black Comic Book Hero"
   / Stanford W. Carpenter ; "Evocations of Immigration in
   Popular Culture: The Multiple Identities of Superman" / Ivy
   Garlitz ; "Symbol as Truth in Gaiman's Books of Magic" /
   David Goldweber ; "X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Genesis of a Dark
   Horse Comic Book Series" / Thomas Schilz ; "Little Ebony
   and Little Ivory Combat the Yellow Peril, in Technicolor!"
   / Gregory R. McWhorter ; "The Prehistory of the Superhero"
   / Peter Coogan ; "Rising Heroes: The Comics Art Initiative
   for Youth Entrepreneurs" / Shawn Bielfuss. -- Call no.:
   PN6702.C54 1999
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "A Peanuts Kid Without Punch Lines" / Clarence Page. p. 21,
   sect. 1 in The Chicago Tribune, Feb. 16, 2000. -- Column on
   the end of the Peanuts strip, and especially on the African
   American character Franklin. -- Call no.: PN6710.S35 2000
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "Racial Stereotypes in Hard Core Pornography" / by Phyllis
   R. Klotman. -- p. 221-235 : ill. -- In Journal of Popular
   Culture, v. 5, no. 1 (Summer 1971) -- Includes
   bibliographical references. -- About African American
   characters in 8-pagers (Tijuana bibles). -- Call no.:
   PN2.J6v.5no.1
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Sam and His Laugh : a comic strip reflection of
   turn-of-the-century America / Ronald Glasberg. -- 1985. --
   p. 87-93 : ill. ; 28 cm. -- In: Journal of American
   Culture, v. 8, no. 1 (Spring 1985) -- On Jimmy Swinnerton,
   and African Americans in comics. -- Includes
   bibliographical references. -- Call no.: PN6725.G55 1985
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   Serienegern : en bildberättelse om fördomar / af Fredrik
   Strömberg. -- Sweden : Seriefrämjandet, 2001. -- 160 p. :
   ill. ; 14 cm. -- (Magister Lämpels Bibliotek) -- Call no.:
   PN6714.S78 2001
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   "Toys 'R' Us Pulls Brotherman from its Shelves : Toy Store
   Chain Alleges 47 African-American Complaints" p. 19 in The
   Comics Journal, no. 162 (Oct. 1993) -- (Newswatch)
   1. Brotherman. k. African Americans. Call no.:
   PN6700.C62no.162
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African Americans in Comic Books, Strips, Etc.
   What's Not So Funny about the Funnies : Bias Bans Negroes
   from Popular Comics / by Ponchitta Pierce. -- p. 48-50,
   52-56 : ill. (part col.) ; 34 cm. -- In Ebony, v. 22, no. 1
   (Nov. 1977) -- Cover title: How the Funnies Handle Race. --
   Call no.: folio AP2 .E165 v.22 no.1
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African Animals.
   "Leyendas de la Selva" 2 p. in Selva, no. 6 (Apr. 1953). --
   Illustrated "facts" about animals and customs of Africa. --
   Call no.: PN6790.M44S36no.6
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African Animated Films--Articles About.
   African Cartoon : il Cinema di Animazione in Africa / a
   cura di Maria Silvia Bazzoli ; con la collaborazione di
   Annamaria Gallone e Alessandra Speciale. -- Milano : Il
   Castoro, 2003. -- 136 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. --
   Papers on animated film in Africa, published in connection
   with the 13th Festival del Cinema Africano, Milan, 2003. --
   On cover: Festival Cinema Africano. -- Filmography: p.
   99-120. -- Call no.: NC1766.A35A35 2003
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"The African Avengers!" (Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys) /
   by Frank Harry. 6 p. in Sensation Comics, no. 52 (Apr.
   1946). -- Call no.: film 15791r.83
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"African Birds" p. 116 in Golden Comics Digest, no. 4 (Aug.
   1969). -- Call no.: PN6728.W47G58no.4
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African Black Magic.
   "The Eight Hands of Ranu!" 7 p. in Chamber of Chills
   Magazine, no. 26 (Dec. 1954). -- Begins: "It is late night
   and three intruders have found their way into the dread
   Congo Room, storehouse of weird and grotesque treasures in
   the home of John Keyes, scholar and collector of the grim
   relics of African black magic." -- Call no.:
   PN6728.2.H33C45no.26
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African Book Publishing Record.
   "AfriBD, Directory and Portal for African Bande Dessinée"
   p. 210 in The African Book Publishing Record, Mar. 2004. --
   Item about a project, currently suspended for lack of
   funds, to compile a database on African comics. -- Call
   no.: PN6710.S35 2004
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African Cartoon : il Cinema di Animazione in Africa / a cura
   di Maria Silvia Bazzoli ; con la collaborazione di
   Annamaria Gallone e Alessandra Speciale. -- Milano : Il
   Castoro, 2003. -- 136 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. --
   Papers on animated film in Africa, published in connection
   with the 13th Festival del Cinema Africano, Milan, 2003. --
   On cover: Festival Cinema Africano. -- Filmography: p.
   99-120. -- Call no.: NC1766.A35A35 2003
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African Cartoonists.
   "Africa Ink : Cartoonists Working Group : Towards an
   Association of African Cartoonists" p. 191-197 in
   International Journal of Comic Art, v. 3, no. 1 (Spring
   2001). -- "Report of an International Workshop on Cartoon
   Journalism and Democratisation in Southern Africa, held at
   the University of Botswana, 8-10 November 2000." -- Call
   no.: PN6700.I54v.3no.1
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African Cartoonists Make Pitch for Recognition.
   "Out of Obscurity : African Cartoonists Make Pitch for
   Recognition" / by John Lent. p. 16-17 in The Comics
   Journal, no. 230 (Feb. 2001). -- (Newswatch) -- Notes on a
   meeting of cartoonists in Southern Africa, from Botswana,
   Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and
   Zimbabwe. -- Call no.: PN6700.C62no.230
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