4) Reading and Response 4: “The Montgomery Story”

For your reading and response this week I am having you look at “The Montgomery Story”, a story originally published as a comic book and released in 1956.

You will read Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story and write (neatly) or type a 2-3 paragraph response. Your response should attempt to answer the questions: 

  • What do you think the comic book would have been like if you had read it as an African-America youth in 1956 (remember, this is around the same time white kids would have read “Judgment Day”)?

  • What do you think about the “Montgomery Method” recounted in the back of the comic book? Do you believe this would be worth sharing even today? Why?

Assignment is DUE Thursday, July 5 by 5:00 PM via email or Moodle. It can also be turned in in-class.

MLK-The Montgomery Boycott

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More information about how this comic book was created can be found at a link HERE.



BA in History from Northwestern State, MA in English from Northwestern State, and PhD in Rhetoric from Texas Woman's University. Big into comic books and visual rhetoric. Assistant Professor of English at Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC.

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