New Comic Book Seeks to Teach Black History

Two teachers in Hampton, Virginia, have produced a 40-page, full-color comic book to teach school students about black contributions to science. The book, entitled The Little Professor & His Friends, features 13 black inventors including Lonnie Johnson, who created the Super-Soaker squirt gun, and George Crum, who made the first potato chip.

The authors are printing 2,000 copies of the comic book for use in the Hampton Roads school district. They plan to take it to educational conferences around the nation to market the publication nationwide. The book is also for sale online. (click here for more information.)