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In Labor's Corner

Section 4:

1969 Integration Humor


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Section 4

1969 Integration Humor  



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After the Detroit Riot in 1967, I started thinking of integration cartoons as a series. I checked the gags with some of my black and white friends, including Dick Gregory, the popular black comedian. When I finally completed twenty cartoons, I saw Frank Angelo, managing editor of The Detroit Free Press. He looked them over and said he would try it out for a few months. Under the title of "FILET OF SOUL" the feature ran for a year (1969-1970) in the Sunday "Detroit" section with reader approval.

What do you mean, 'Guilty'?

He's a prosecution witness!

The Detroit Free Press, 1969