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Pride, Power and Protest? Luke Cage and the Black Superhero Question
February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM| Free
From comics in the 1970s to a new Netflix series, the role of Luke Cage as the first black superhero in the United States has been a source of anxiety and aspiration. This talk explores the evolution of the original Blaxploitation heroes from the black power roots to his iconic links to the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement. Presented by author and urban historian Julian Chambliss, Department Chair of Rollins College’s Department of History.