Black Comic Book Characters: From Sidekicks to Bosses
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Because you won’t believe how Black comic book characters have evolved since the 1940s. BAM! Get it!
By Melanie Ruiz
This animated video takes you through the evolution of Black characters in comic books, from the 1941 appearance of the offensive caricature Whitewash Jones — who said things like “I is also good at de watermelon” — to the highly anticipated (and hopefully awesome) Black Panther movie, set for 2018.
- Melanie Ruiz, Melanie Ruiz is a mathematician turned yoga teacher turned documentarian. She grew up in Denver and survived four winters in Madison, Wisconsin, before moving to San Francisco. She's a big fan of animals, and her favorite stories are profiles and those with a scientific bent. Follow Melanie Ruiz on TwitterContact Melanie Ruiz