OKPOP Foundation presents: Bitter Root by Image Comics The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in Popular Culture
The OKPOP Museum, a project of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Greenwood Cultural Center are hosting a panel discussion to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on Wednesday, June 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The panellist will include the writers, artist and editor of Bitter Root, a comic book series developed by Image Comics.
Created by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, Sanford Greene, and edited by John Jennings, BITTER ROOT exist in a fictional world that merges Afrofuturism, steampunk, historical narrative and horror. The series follows the Sangerye family as they hunt monsters transformed by hate, fear and racism. The comic book series has won numerous awards including the Ringo Award in 2019, Entertainment Weekly’s Best New Series of 2019 and the 2020 Eisner Award for Best New Series. The Eisner Award is one of the highest accolades in the comic book industry. In 2019, Legendary Studios purchased the rights to a film adaptation of the comic book. Black Panther and Creed director Ryan Coogler is attached to direct the project.
Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.