Saturday, October 11, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Stanford L. Warren Branch Library
In this thought provoking, interactive documentary film screening of White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in American Comic Books and community dialogue, Georgia State University professor of African-American Studies Jonathan Gayles critically discusses the contemporary societal relationships and 40-year evolution of black superheroes in American comic books. He examines how their portrayal is predicated on the longstanding backdrop of American racial history which often portrayed African-American men in overtly negative and stereotypical ways. This program is co-sponsored by Durham Comics Fest.