June 21, 2015

Superhero America!

Neill Public Library is partnering with Humanities Washington for “Superhero America:  The Comic-Book Character as Historical Lens”, a family program on Thursday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Hecht room.  Since the revolutionary debut of Superman in 1938, the American superhero has been a regular part of our pop culture landscape. In this interactive multimedia presentation, journalist and comic book historian, T. Andrew Wahl, explores how historical events and shifting social mores can be seen in the evolution of characters from Wonder Woman to Spider-Man. Using audience members' memories as a springboard, this conversation connects comic book superheroes (and the occasional villain!) to historical topics including war, the advancement of civil rights, and the societal impacts of technology.

According to Library Director Joanna Bailey, “It is because of support from organizations like Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Library that we are able to bring such quality programs to our community.” 

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