Presenting… Todd Steven Burroughs

Double Exposure for

Todd Steven Burroughs!

John Oliver Killens Reading Series
A Conversation with Todd Steven Burroughs

Thursday, November 8, 2018 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Medgar Evers Colleg, CUNY
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

The Center for Black Literature presents a conversation with Todd Steven Burroughs, author of Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comic Book Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Todd Steven Burroughs is a journalist, historian, and popular culture geek. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, and is a lifelong student of the history of Black media. He is a coauthor with Herb Boyd of the book “Civil Rights: Yesterday and Today,” and one of four primary authors of the book “Civil Rights Chronicle,” both published Legacy Publishing/Publications International). He is the coeditor with Jared Ball of the book “A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X,” published by Black Classic Press. He is a contributor to several other books, including “Race and Resistance: African-Americans in the Twenty-First Century” (South End Press); “Putting The Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching” (Teaching for Change and PRRAC); “The Fifties Chronicle” (Legacy/Publishing/Publications International); and the “Ethnic Media in America” scholarly anthology series (Kendall/Hunt). He is writing a monograph on Gil Noble, the host and producer of the long-running WABC-TV Black public affairs program “Like It Is” and a journalistic biography of imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Very Special Thanks to Amazon Literary Partnership for support of this program.


Tune In…
Sunday, October 21, 2018
“Writers on Writing” Radio Show
WNYE 91.5 FM
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Interview with Todd Steven Burroughs
with Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
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About the Program

Dr. Brenda Greene interviews Todd Steven Burroughs, author of Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comic Book Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates (Diasporic Africa Press, 2018). Dr. Greene and Burroughs discuss the origins of Black Panther, considered the first Black superhero in American mainstream comics, and the different representations of Black Panther from the 1960s to the present.


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