Author Talk: Across the Tracks:Remembering Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the Tulsa Race Massacre
Author Alverne Ball and illustrator Stacey Robinson discuss their new graphic novel, the story of the rise, destruction, and rebirth of "Black Wall Street" in Greenwood, Oklahoma.
About the Author and Illustrator
Graphic artist and illustrator Stacey Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As one half of the collaborative team “Black Kirby” with artist John Jennings, Stacey creates graphic novels, gallery exhibitions, lectures, and workshops that use world-building strategies to imagine new worlds inspired by Design, Hip-Hop, the Arts and Sciences, and diasporic African belief systems.
Alverne Ball received his B.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia College, Chicago. His stories have been everywhere from a hit South African TV series, "Uzalo," to comics, graphic novels, and storylines for companies as Di Bona Ventura Productions, Paramount Pictures, McGraw-Hill, Lions Forge comics, and more.
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