Interest in Black comic book characters is exploding thanks to hugely successful Marvel film Black Panther. Behind the Mask: Black Power in Comics, is a new exhibit at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center that explores the painful and triumphant history of African Americans in comic books. Behind the Mask: Black Power in Comics delves into the history of Black comic book characters. In the past, Black characters were rarely featured as heroes. Black comic book creators are now emerging to establishing superheroes of their own reflecting a truer self-identity and cultural pride. Behind the Mask: Black Power in Comics will runs until Jan. 26, 2019. Exhibit included with paid museum admission: $6/adult, $5/senior, $3/ages 6–17, Free/Ohio History Connection & NAAMCC members. 800.752.2603 or ohiohistory.org/naamcc
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