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Exhibition Drawn to Purpose

Barbara Brandon-Croft (b. 1958). Where I'm Coming From. "In 1492, Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue," 1992. Ink, tonal film overlay, and opaque white over pencil. Gift of the artist, 1995. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (013.01.00)
WHERE I'M COMING FROM © ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION. Reprinted with Permission. All rights reserved.

Celebrating Whose History?

As two African American women discuss the history generally taught in school, they strongly disagree over the historical legacy of Christopher Columbus. Through spirited debates among the single, black female characters in her strip, Barbara Brandon-Croft addresses issues of race, history, and identity, thus expanding topical range of comics. In 1991 she became first nationally syndicated black female cartoonist.