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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Celebrate Black History with Golden Legacy Comics

When I was a kid growing up, we had Golden Legacy comics in school. These were comic books with stories that depicted famous African-Americans and detailed their accomplishments so younger readers could have an understanding of African-American history.

Historically, the series ends around the 1960’s-1970’s in Black history and I really wish the publishers would come out with new a new series detailing the accomplishments of recent black leaders and accomplishments. We really need volumes depicting the stories of:

The Black Panthers
 Malcolm X
Jesse Jackson
Michael Jackson
James Brown
Tina Turner
 Dihann Carroll
 Aretha Franklin
Muhammad Ali
Eddie Murphy
Spike Lee
Colin Powell
 Condelezza Rice
 Oprah Winfrey
Denzel Washington
Clarence Thomas
Whoopi Goldberg
Bill Cosby
Dr. Mae Jemison (first black astronaut)
The inventor of the Super Soaker watergun (Yes, he’s BLACK!)
Rap and Hip-hop (Gonna need two Volumes for this bad boy)
Tupac Shakur
Will Smith
Queen Latifah
Al Sharpton
Louis Farrakhan
 Nelson Mandela
Tiger Woods
 Michael Jordan
 Barack Obama

Golden Legacy comics are available from the publisher as separate comics or a collector’s hardback. Please tell the publisher you want a new series!

Man, I wish I had the money to hire talent; one of the things I’d love to publish is an updated series of Golden Legacy! These comics are an invaluable learning resource for young African-Americans, and I’d love to share the historical accomplishments of brothers and sisters with a new generation of readers. Maybe even make em’ interactive with a DVD-ROM!

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