Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate
This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman as a defender of the little guy and the New York wheeler-dealers who made him a major media force. It is the story Ku Klux Klan's development from a club to a huge money-making machine powered by the powers of fear and hate and of the folklorist who--along with many other activists-- took on the Klan by wielding the power of words. Above all, it tells the story of Superman himself--a modern mythical hero and an embodiment of the cultural reality of his times--from the Great Depression to the present.
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Review: Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of HateUser Review - Goodreads
On July 10, 1946, the Superman radio series began what would be an amazing social triumph of the decade. It ran "Operation Intolerance," what would turn out to be a 16 episode broadcast and one of the ... Read full review
Review: Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of HateUser Review - Cindy Dyson Eitelman - Goodreads
This is the kind of history that can hook a young reader and still be relished by an old crone. Where did Superman come from? Okay, I know, Krypton, but whence did the legend spring? From concept to ... Read full review