Thursday, August 28, 2008

Episode #33: Happy Birthday, Lois Lane!

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Lois Lane's accepted birthday is August 17, thanks to the web site Since we explored her history in Episode #5 on the week of Valentine's Day, this time we look at one of the most unusual Lois Lane stories, I AM CURIOUS (BLACK) from SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 106 (November 1970, on sale September 24, 1970).
To read various blogs on this issue: 
To explore Lois Lane's history in general:
At the end of the episode I discuss a man who actually did the same thing. John Howeard Griffin, in his book, BLACK LIKE ME,medically caused his skin to darken so he can pass as an African American man and experience prejudice and racism firsthand. The book BLACK LIKE ME is still in print.

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