• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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    Cydney Scott has been a professional photographer since graduating from the Ohio University VisCom program in 1998. She spent 10 years shooting for newspapers, first in upstate New York, then Palm Beach County, Fla., before moving back to her home city of Boston and joining BU Photography. Profile

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There are 10 comments on Forgotten African American Stories, Told in Comic Books

  1. Class of ’92 (GRS) here. This looks to be a highly educational, & entertaining, creation. The BU libraries should definitely acquire Gill’s book.

  2. Someone should give ‘Strange Fruit’ launch/distribution in the UK. As well as brilliantly drawn, it has a charm, humanity and a lack of sentimentality that would chime
    well with British comic/graphic novel fans. And that’s
    irrespective of their skin type. After all, we took to Jimi – and arguably Billie too – well before the wider American public. I’m thinking Black Republican card games might be a little too obscure however….

  3. we are telling the REAL story of Bass reeves The True lone ranger he WASN’T white, time to restore the injustice of white history. www,ranger-core.net

  4. […] of Fine Arts associate professor of art and alum (CFA’04) has won raves for histories like Strange Fruit, about little-known heroic African Americans. He has worked as an animator, too, ranging from a […]

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