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Monday, January 20, 2014

The Martin Luther King comic that helped change the world


Take a minute today to revisit Andrew Aydin's story of the influential comic book, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. As Aydin notes, the comic book helped radicalize a number of important organizers in the Civil Rights movement:

In January of 1960, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story found its way to Greensboro, N.C., and into the hands of 18-year-old North Carolina A&T State University student Ezell Blair. After reading it, Blair decided to show it to his roommate, Joseph McNeil. Blair and McNeil had been in contact with local civil rights activists but, as the story goes, it was when McNeil finished reading the comic book that he made a decision of historic importance, declaring, "Let's have a boycott!"

Read the whole story here.

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