A Word: The Falcon and the Rise of Black Superheroes

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A Word: The Falcon and the Rise of Black Superheroes

Friday, 26 March

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the latest example of Black characters taking on the mantle of comic book superheroes. On this week’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by professor and award-winning comic book artist John Jennings. They discuss the importance of Black characters winning more power in comic books, and why Black superheroes still have to deal with microaggressions and overt racism. Guest: John Jennings, a professor of Media and Culture Studies at the University of California Riverside and an award-winning comic book artist. Podcast production by Ahyiana Angel and Jasmine Ellis You can skip all the ads in A Word by joining Slate Plus. Sign up now for just $1 for your first month. Click here for more info. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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