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Many years ago I came upon an interesting presence while visiting El Cobre, a village in southeastern Cuba. Translated simply as “Copper,” El Cobre is well known for its 19th century mining concerns, but even more famously, it is the site … Continue reading
Now that the examination of comics and graphic novels is becoming established as a field of study by the American Academy of Religion, it behooves researchers to be able to track down the best library archives and collections for doing … Continue reading
All respect for one of the first black-owned comics to feature African and African-descended characters and heroes in a single issue. Please support research on the comics! See, for example, this extraordinary presentation online at Google Arts and Culture. …we especially … Continue reading
On the subject of Voodoo Tropes, today I found two interesting images in the media archives. And even though they bridge a wide gulf of social and economic changes that took place in the United States’ culture industry during the … Continue reading
Bravo to Duke University for their excellent digital archive of twentieth century advertisements! Although it didn’t help me to find any more Hoodoo and Conjure ads, they sure helped me feel better about being a woman.
At THATCamp last week I proposed a toolkit-building session for newbies which was accepted on the first day. I had decided to post some of the images of my source material, the dreambooks, but said very little about what I planned … Continue reading