Freedom City

Freedom City
Library Shelf Location ZINE-F
Publication Date Nov 2017

NOTE: THIS ZINE IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email or see staff to view this book.

Freedom City Comics anthology presents snapshots of the history of civil rights and politics on Tyneside.

Each chapter focuses on a different era of the history of people and events in Newcastle and the North East. The 7 chapters are linked by the themes of freedom highlighted by Dr Martin Luther King Jr in his 1967 Newcastle speech:

"There are three urgent and indeed great problems that we face not only in the United States of America but all over the world today. That is the problem of racism, the problem of poverty and the problem of war..." - Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech on Receipt of Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law, November 13, 1967, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The comic is a collaboration between comics artist-writers and academic researchers:

  • Paul Peart-Smith, working with alumnus Paul Barry and with Brian Ward
  • Terry Wiley, working with researcher Rachel Hammersley
  • Patrice Aggs, working with researcher Brycchan Carey
  • Mack Chater and Ian Mayor, working with researcher Joan Allen
  • Sha Nazir, working with researcher Matt Perry
  • Ragavee Balendran, working with researcher Matt Perry
  • 'Brick', working with project lead Matthew Grenby
  • Managing editor is Britt Coxon; Editor in chief is Lydia Wysocki



Quantity 1
Pages 16
Format Zine
Publisher Newcastle University
Related Artists Paul Peart-Smith, Terry Wiley, Patrice Aggs, Mack Chater, Ian Mayor, Sha Nazir, Ragavee Balendran, John 'Brick' Clark
Category Zine Collection (by appointment)
Keywords Comics, Civil rights, Race (concept)
Related City/Region Newcastle upon Tyne
Language English

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