As the nation waits to see who will be Commander in Chief for the next four years, Wisconsin shocked the current administration by returning to Blue. This turn could put the country on track to see the election of our first Woman of Color Vice-President. A far cry from a time in our state when […]
As people continue to take to the streets to demand justice, it’s not the first time Black people in our state have fought for their Civil Rights. In the early 1840s, Wisconsin met the critical mass for becoming a state. The population was a mix of Native people, North Easterners, and those from the upper […]
Religious leaders have been at the forefront of the fight for racial justice in Madison and around the country—and have been for over a century—but we don’t often consider the relationship between faith stories and political struggle. For today’s episode, guest host Nan Enstad explores this history with Randal Jelks, author of Faith and the […]
Last time Joel Christian Gill visited the Eight O’Clock Buzz, he was putting the finishing touches on his graphic novel Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History. We promised we’d have him back again when the new book came out. Now, Volume II is out from Fulcrum Press, and it was certainly […]
Graphic novelist Joel Christian Gill is on a mission. He wants to fill one of the great blank spaces in American history — that of black Americans. Gill released the acclaimed “Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History” in 2014, and followed that up with 2 in-depth editions of “Tales of the Talented […]
How about a comic book filled with real-life heroes from the pages of black history? That’s exactly what Joel Christian Gill has just created.