27 To 27 Feb,2021
To 6:00 PM
Virtual on Fantom Comics Facebook Live
Pop Culture Uncovered is back in 2021! The books being discussed this month are both volumes of Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History!
Strange Fruit Volume I is a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face of great adversity. Each of the nine illustrated chapters chronicles an uncelebrated African American hero or event. From the adventures of lawman Bass Reeves, to Henry “Box” Brown’s daring escape from slavery.
Like all legends, people fade away, but not before leaving an incredible legacy. Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History is a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face of great adversity. Each of the eight illustrated chapters chronicles an uncelebrated African American hero or event. Joel Christian Gill offers historical and cultural commentary on heroes whose stories are not often found in history books, such as Cathay Williams, the only known female Buffalo Soldier, and Eugene Bullard, a fighter pilot who flew for France during World War I. These beautifully illustrated stories offer a refreshing look at remarkable African Americans.
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Copies of the book will be available to purchase online and in-store! If we sell out, you can send us a message at FantomHQ@fantomcomics.com and let us know you would like to make an order! We provide mail order delivery along with curbside pick up and after hours pick up from Tiki Taco downstairs!