Mark Twain Was Right: The 2001 Cincinnati Riots

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Dan P. Moore's first graphic novel Mark Twain Was Right charts the course of the 2001 Cincinnati Riots, the largest urban unrest (the first in the 21st century) since the 1992 LA Riots. Moore's book is an engaging work of journalism—as-narrative-comic, tracing the riot's genesis from the senseless police killing of a 19-year-old black man to the man's funeral six days later. What results is a tumultuous cocktail of nonviolent civil disobedience, frustration-fueled looting, and further police ...
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Overview


Dan P. Moore's first graphic novel Mark Twain Was Right charts the course of the 2001 Cincinnati Riots, the largest urban unrest (the first in the 21st century) since the 1992 LA Riots. Moore's book is an engaging work of journalism—as-narrative-comic, tracing the riot's genesis from the senseless police killing of a 19-year-old black man to the man's funeral six days later. What results is a tumultuous cocktail of nonviolent civil disobedience, frustration-fueled looting, and further police violence. Interviews with people of varying perspectives—activists, community leaders, a looter, bystanders, etc—weave a tale of inner-city community coming together. Here we witness a city boiling over, and all the political grossness, interpersonal rallying, and rampant destruction that entails. At 96 pages,Mark Twain Was Right is an important chapter of American history, a story often overlooked and generally misreported, a piece of our lineage that must not be forgotten.
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"Comics bring to life and to light the joys and struggles of life. Moore has successfully continued that tradition, capturing a momentous part of a continuous movement for world wide justice. I look forward to his next work."  —Reverend Damon Lynch III, former president, Cincinnati Black United Front

"This account of the black community's awakening to its own power and oppression is also a young man's awakening to the world around him. Dan P. Moore has something that many of the biggest names in comics unfortunately lack—life experience and something to say about it."  —Seth Toboccman, author, Disaster and Resistance

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934620212
  • Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Comix Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan P. Moore is a comic book author who has published A Guide to Relationships During a Recession and One of Those Beautiful Days. He is an organizer at the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, which helps low-wage and immigrant workers defend their work rights. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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