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$1,473
pledged of $13,000pledged of $13,000 goal
34
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 18 2015 1:59 AM UTC +00:00

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COLLECTOR'S ITEM      COLLECTOR'S ITEM      COLLECTOR'S ITEM

Introducing the Black Superheroes comic book presents and commemorates folklore pictures of 10 black superheroes as derived from the folklore of American Ex-slaves.This work was derived from Library of Congress American Ex-slaves archives gathered by the Federal Writer’s Project during the 1930’s, and Palmetto Country by Stetson Kennedy.

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Daddy Mention

Folklorist and Jacksonville author Stetson Kennedy served as director of Ethnic Studies for the Florida division of the Federal Writers' Project.His book Palmetto Country relates African American lore gathered by Kennedy, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, and folklorist Alan Lomax.The collection includes African American superheroes who used strength, intelligence and endurance to accomplish unexpected results that will shock and amaze you.

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We’re Kickstarting Introducing the Black Superheroes to pay for production costs.

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Roy and the Black Falcon

This comic book is a COLLECTOR'S ITEM. This is the FIRST COMIC BOOK EVER to present and commemorate pictures of black superheroes derived from the American Ex-slaves, based on the 1930's Federal Writers Project. Again, this comic book is derived from the Library of Congress archives on American ex-slaves,  and Palmetto Country by Stetson Kennedy.

This comic book highlights a historical perspective and carries on the legacy of the black superheroes,  as derived from American Ex-slaves.

Investing in this collector's comic book today, may be well worth future value.

An authentication certificate, for the original owner of a comic book,  will be available, upon request, for each comic book you buy.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk is printing and shipping delays. However, the comics are drawn, the commemorative book is complete, and we have a printer readily available!

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    You get 10 physical softcover copies of Introducing The Black Superheroes comic book + digital pdf of Introducing The Black Superheroes comic book + 5 T-shirts with a different black superhero on each T-shirt.

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    You get 5 physical softcover copies of Introducing The Black Superheroes comic book  + Reader Theater for Black Superheroes will perform at a venue approved by Young Minds Building Success, Inc, not including hotel and travel expenses.

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    You get 50 physical softcover copies of Introducing The Black Superheroes comic book + digital pdf of Introducing The Black Superheroes comic book + 10 T-shirts with a different black superhero on each T-shirt + Reader Theater for Black Superheroes will perform at a venue approved by Young Minds Building Success, Inc, not including hotel and travel expenses.

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    You get 100 physical softcover copies of Introducing The Black Superheroes comic book + digital pdf of Introducing The Black Superheroes comic book + 10 T-shirts with a different black superhero on each T-shirt + A special thank you on the comic book + postcard pack.

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