Black History In Its Own Words #1

Black History In Its Own Words #1

Artist: Ronald Wimberly Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 8, 2017 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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A look at Black History framed by those who made it. BLACK HISTORY IN ITS OWN WORDS presents quotes of dozens of black luminaries with portraits & illustrations by Ronald Wimberly. Featuring the memorable words and depictions of Angela Davis, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kanye West, Zadie Smith, Ice Cube, Dave Chappelle, James Baldwin, Spike Lee, and more.

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    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Feb 14, 2017

    Overall, while this book is very short: its a gift worth having on Black History Month. Considering the times we live in, being able to broaden the range of who contributed to history and art is more important than ever. While some would call releasing this book on February a marketing tactic, its very smart marketing, and one worth tipping the hat for. While some people might be disappointed this isn't hard sequential art, sometimes being able to provide a voice for a mass or people lost to time is just as important. This project is most definitely money well-spent. Read Full Review

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    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Feb 22, 2017

    I think if we're honest, there's a disturbingly large market who just aren't ever going to be interested in this book. There'll be any number of excuses for not wanting to think about such a difficult topic, and that's kind of why the rest of us need this stuff. These are (usually) great, thoughful quotes by great, powerful minds… human minds… and there's wisdom there for all of us, no matter what color you are, or how equal you feel we may be, or not be. Yes, this book will mean a little more to a certain demographic, but that doesn't make it any less special to the rest of us. As a comic reader, you may not care at all about Black History in its Own Words, but as a human being, I'm glad Image put it out there. Read Full Review

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