Tuesday, June 29 @ 8:00pm EST
The legend of John Henry, based on the 19th Century railroad worker who died while competing against a steam-powered drill, is also the archetype of the 20th Century American superhero; it’s a short leap from The Steel-Drivin’ Man to The Man of Steel!
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the history behind the John Henry legend, about the mostly-anonymous ex-slaves who helped build this country’s railroads and railroad tunnels, and in doing so, unified it, geographically and spiritually, transforming America into the United States of America. Their hard labor, sacrifice, determination, courage and perseverance were personified by John Henry.
Hosted by award-winning comic book-style illustrator and pop culture historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art), this trenchant webinar is replete with historical images and photographs, as well as Schumer’s own book illustrations that portray Henry super-heroically!
•••CAN’T make it LIVE? A ticket allows you to watch a recording of the webinar for up to a week after!