Contributions to Books

The Graphic Novel as a Choice of Weapons

Tammy Horn, Eastern Kentucky University


In the late 1930s, the photographer Gordon Parks arrived in Washington, DC, to work with Roy Stryker, director of the Farm Security Administration. Parks' first assignment was to tour the nation's capital, a city still governed by Jim Crow laws. Stryker locked Parks' camera in a closed and then bade the young black man adieu, with the expectation Parks would not return for a week.

Suggested Citation

Tammy Horn. "The Graphic Novel as a Choice of Weapons" Teaching the Graphic Novel. Ed. Stephen Ely Tabachnick. New York, New York: Modern Language Association, 2009. 91-99.