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Film Screening: "White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books"

Twenty years ago, Marlon Riggs produced an essential documentary critique of the images of African Americans in US television in his award-winning Color Adjustment. Now comes a documentary on representations of Black masculinity in comic books; a popular culture genre which existed before television and whose reach extends into other areas of cultural production such as movies and animated TV series. White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books analyzes the subject for the first time and looks at it over a 40 year period.

There will be a film screening and Panel to follow afterwards 

A part of Black History Month's Black Superhero Week.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jamal Nelson in advance at or 319-335-2277.

Wednesday, February 14 at 5:00pm to 7:00am

118 E. College St., Iowa City, IA 52240

Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, Film, Guest Speaker




Division of Student Life, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership

General Interest

After Class, Arts Iowa, Diversity, Black History Month, Humanities


African American/Black Community

Contact Name

Jamal Nelson

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