In Honor of MLK Day
Bleeding Cool has a post asking if the below comic is “the most influential comic book in America?” It’s an interesting nugget of history and shows comic books played an important role in the civil rights movement here in the United States as well as around the world.
The fourteen page comic book published the Fellowship of Reconciliation tells the story of the 1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as the passive resistance movement in India.
The comic was used as a guide by students during the sit-in movement of the sixties and was cited as propagating civil disobedience tactics ten years after the books initial publication.
Check out the Bleeding website for more details and pages from the comic.