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The Amazing Hazel Scott

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How to Draw a Graphic Novel

Everything you need to know to become an amazing graphic novelist!

Wanda the Brave

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Behind The Black Pen

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All about author-illustrator-publisher Marlon McKenny and the creative journey that led to Conscious Culture Publishing.

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The amazing David F. Walker talks graphic novels.

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HE PERSEVERED: How William Lewis of HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM Inspired Me to Keep Moving Forward

How an enslaved man's decades-long quest for freedom inspired me to push on.

THE ENTREPRENEUR WHO BOUGHT…HIMSELF, PART II

Part 2 of the story behind blacksmith William Lewis and the book HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM.

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by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Do you know the story of William Lewis, the enslaved blacksmith who loved his family so much that he spent over 25 years purchasing his family's freedom?

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Eugene Burkins, Inventor With a Vision

Invention: Automatic Machine Gun PATENT #649,433, May 15, 1900 Meet Eugene Burkins, inventor of the “Burkins Automatic Machine-Gun.” Other than learning to read and write,...

Lewis Howard Latimer and the Electric Lamp

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The Nicholas Brothers Documentary

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Roll Of Thunder Publishing Contest

Hello Writers-of-Color, Penguin Random House LLC is searching for you! That's right, Penguin Random House is launching a debut children’s fiction contest "to find talented,...

Talk to 'Em: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Getting a Grant (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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