Black History Comics on Hoopla

Hoopla offers a library of materials that you can access from the comfort of your home. Hoopla includes ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, comics and television shows.  Out of curiosity, I did an advanced search for Black History to see what is available on the database.  As you can imagine, there are ebooks, audiobooks and movies on the topic, but I was pleased to discover that there are also comics on the subject.  You may find these comics to be an interesting way to engage with the subjects they cover.  The descriptions are from the database.  

APB: Artists Against Police Brutality
APB: Artists Against Police Brutality

APB: Artists Against Police Brutality is a benefit comic book anthology that focuses on hot-button issues including police brutality, the justice system, and civil rights, with one primary goal: show pictures and tell stories that get people talking. The proceeds will go to the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people.

Strange Fruit Vol. 1
Strange Fruit Vol. 1: Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History

Strange Fruit Volume I is a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face of great adversity. Each of the nine illustrated chapters chronicles an uncelebrated African American hero or event. From the adventures of lawman Bass Reeves, to Henry "Box" Brown's daring escape from slavery.

Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin
Colored: The Unsung Life Of Claudette Colvin

A few months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, kicking off the U.S. civil rights movement, making headlines around the world and becoming an enduring symbol of the fight for dignity and equality, another young black woman refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was the wrong person at the right time, and so History did not choose her. Her name was Claudette Colvin and this is her story.

March: Book One
March: Book One

Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.