A foursome of artists share important stories of historic dissent matched with journalistic retellings and carefully thought out illustrations. In Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America, Candacy Taylor works to explore the historical role and impact of The Green Book, a travel guide for Black motorists published from the 1930s to the ’60s. In Big Black: Stand at Attica, Jared Reinmuth retells the firsthand account of Frank “Big Black” Smith, and his experience in what is still one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history. Derf Backderf confronts the price of dissent in Kent State, recounting the tragedy that remains etched in our nation’s memory as the day America turned its guns on its own children. In Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band, Christian Staebler tells the story of brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas and their all Native American band as they took a stand as part of the American Indian Movement, and chose pride in their ancestry over commercial reward.
Moderated by journalist Oriana Leckert.