‘Wake’ Is A New Graphic Novel That Tells The Forgotten History Of The Women Who Led Slave Revolts


The educational system in the U.S., from elementary school to college, is undeniably shaped by systemic racism and discrimination. The history of U.S. slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and experiences of Black Americans are glossed over (or flat-out erased) in majority of school textbooks and high school classrooms. In particular, black female leaders and their groundbreaking, historical moments have been largely cut from the pages of our history books. Luckily, an upcoming comic book is hoping to change that: The graphic novel Wake: The Hidden History of Women-led Slave Revolts is unearthing the forgotten history of women who led slaves revolts in 18th Century British America.

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