BLAM! (Black Lives Always Mattered!: Hidden African American Philadelphians in the Twentieth Century), is a graphic novel presenting the history and impact of Black Philadelphians through rich and compelling narratives about their lives. Scheduled for publication in 2021, BLAM! is a Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection project supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Watch the virtual launch of the project on TUTV, in which curators, historians, artists, web designers, and others involved in the project dig deep into the creative process, looking at how the project evolved while providing a captivating way to learn about the “hidden figures” of African American history and their invaluable contributions to Philadelphia. The program was moderated by Malik L. Boyd, CEO of Dashuri World, Inc.; executive producer and host of Heart of the City Radio; and TV political analyst. Award-winning author Dr. Sheena C. Howard serves as lead writer of the novel, and Eric Battle is the project’s curator and art director.
Tune in to TUTV on Wednesday, October 21 at 1 and 9 p.m. to hear more about this exciting, multidisciplinary publication.