Book – Non-fiction. By Julian Bond and illustrated by T. G. Lewis. 1967. 19 pages.
This “graphic novel” from the 1960s was written to provide a critical analysis of the Vietnam War in an easy to read format.
This comic book was written in 1967 to provide the history and a critical analysis of the Vietnam War in an easy to read format. Julian Bond wrote the book after he was expelled from the Georgia House of Representatives for opposing the war in Vietnam.
Julian Bond, a founder of the Atlanta sit-in movement and of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), makes the connection in the comic book between the struggles of the Vietnamese and the struggles of African Americans for self-determination and human rights.
This is an invaluable primary document for the classroom.
The book is out of print but available for free online. It is also reprinted in full in Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching. See sample pages below.
© Julian Bond. Made available online by The Sixties Project.