Tag: African American history

Bessie Stringfield on the Open Road

Read about Bessie Stringfield, an African-American motorcyclist who road the open road in the 1930s! “At the age of 19, young Stringfield flipped a penny onto a map of the US then ventured out on her bike alone. Interstate highways didn’t yet exist at the time, but the […]

The Luke Cage Syllabus

At Black Nerd Problems, Tara Betts breaks down all the Black lit featured in Netflix’s Luke Cage. “My two obsessions entwined on this show — hip hop and books. Books are such a significant part of the dialogue in key scenes, and how often does any show feature […]

Tuskegee Airmen Graphic Novel

On NPR, Stephanie Stokes interviews Marcus Williams about the new comic he’s collaborating on with Greg Burnham, Tuskegee Heirs. “It was 70 years ago, during World War 2, that the legendary aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen took to the skies and became the first African-American pilots to […]