“Alabama hid aspects of its history for years, omitting them from textbooks and disregarding them in classrooms, which meant Black people learned their history from one another—perhaps while sitting at the feet of their elders, who would explain that it didn’t have to be this way.
Just after the Civil War, the nation went through a moment of radical political reimagination. Southern states were forced to introduce progressive measures to their constitutions in order to be readmitted to the union. In Alabama, that meant establishing free public schools and granting Black men the right to vote, among other things. But the progress was tenuous; in some ways, its undoing began when a mob murdered Alexander Boyd.”
The three part series, produced by The Marshall Project, has just won a gold medal for use of video from the Society for News Design.
Judges said: “It has the potential to reach a broader audience because the characters are personal enough where they feel like people you would know … but they’re not quite individual people, so you can almost see yourself in them.”
Earlier this year Molly gave a virtual lecture from the Brooklyn Public Library as part of their series A Message from the Library. The full talk is available courtesy of BPL Presents.
“Brooklyn Public Library’s Message from the Library lecture series continues with award-winning artist and author Molly Crabapple (Drawing Blood; Brothers of the Gun with Marwan Hisham). Crabapple will address the impact of COVID-19 on New York City and its people, and suggest strategies for creating a more honest and livable city.
Following the lecture, patrons will be invited to join a break-out room discussion led by Murtaza Hussain. Hussain is a national security journalist for The Intercept living in New York City. He reports on protest movements and revolutions around the world as well as criminal justice and politics in the United States.
Message from the Library lectures ask leading cultural figures to reflect on today’s most precarious issues and is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in the Library’s safe space to have meaningful dialogue about the political, economic, social and cultural issues of the day.”
“For Document’s Fall/Winter 2020 issue, we invited a selection of the culture’s most compelling creative minds to imagine a better way of living. Where will we live? What will we wear? Could nightclubs be treated as cultural institutions? How can art and poetry help render a radical alternative? The resulting portfolio isn’t a guide to founding back-to-the-land communes or fully automated fantasy worlds; rather it’s a call to reject authority, thrive in chaos, think freely, and go forward in a new direction.“
“Last year’s fires in the Amazon reduced over 17 million acres of the rainforest to ashes. As the so-called “lungs of the world” burned, former Brazilian presidential hopeful and environmental activist Marina Silva emerged as the main dissenting voice of her country’s lax environmental policies. Most recently, she has called out the Amazon’s indiscriminate deforestation and the expansion of agribusiness.“
Tonight, 12/8 Molly will be joining fellow New York Review contributors Deborah Eisenberg, Michael Greenberg, and Hari Kunzru to come together and discuss a future of resilience and renewal for New York. Moderated by Jana Prikryl, a senior editor and poetry editor at The New York Review. Presented by the New York Review of Books and the New York Public library.
On Sunday, December 13th, join Molly (digitally) at the Brooklyn Public Library for the next Message from the Library lecture.
“Message from the Library lectures ask leading cultural figures to reflect on today’s most precarious issues and is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in the Library’s safe space to have meaningful dialogue about the political, economic, social and cultural issues of the day.”
Donate $50.00 or more to your local food bank, indigenous fundraiser, or mutual aid fund today you can enter to win one of three different Occupy Wall Street posters drawn by Molly. Each poster is 17×22″ and signed, shipping included*.
And if you donate $50.00 or more to your local food bank, indigenous fundraiser, or mutual aid fund this weekend you can enter to win one of three different Occupy Wall Street posters drawn by Molly. Each poster is 17×22″ and signed, shipping included*.
Molly’s artwork is on the upcoming cover of The Nation. It also accompanies Laura Gottesdiener’s article, The Children of Fallujah, a painstaking on the ground investigation about how not just depleted uranium, but starvation sanctions, two invasions, and the environmental devastation the US committed during the Battle of Fallujah, led to horrific birth defects.
PushBlack, the digital hub for daily inspiring Black stories, has partnered with award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Mariah Carey in a first of its kind partnership between a non-profit and recording artist. Carey has lent her anthem ”Save The Day” to PushBlack to serve as a call to action and to encourage Americans to enact social change.
Illustrated by Molly Crabapple Directed by Kim Boekbinder & Jim Batt Produced by Sharp as Knives Executive Producers Mariah Carey & Kerry Washington
“Do we have a right to be hopeful? With political and ecological fires raging all around, is it irresponsible to imagine a future world radically better than our own? A world without prisons? Of beautiful, green public housing? Of buried border walls? Of healed ecosystems? A world where governments fear the people instead of the other way around?
“A Message From the Future II: The Years of Repair” is an animated short film that dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is a historic turning point, where the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic and global uprisings against racism drive us to build back a better society in which no one is sacrificed and everyone is essential.
The film is a sequel to the 2019 Emmy-nominated short film “A Message From the Future” with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and features the art of Molly Crabapple, with the political storytelling of Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis, and Opal Tometi. The cast of narrators from around the world includes Tometi, Emma Thompson, Gael García Bernal, and the Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey.”
Fanning the Flames is one of three projects being released, along with graphic novella MORTALS written by writer-illustrator John Dermot Woods and illustrated by Matt L., and the first five issues of dystopian comic THESOLAR GRID by Ganzeer. For the first 24 hours you can get all three at the early bird price.
The release of these projects depends on art lovers like you, and there are multiple levels of support with rewards like all three projects, prints, and more. So order your copy today and you’ll be supporting union printers and independent artists.