In the fall of 2012 the GHC launched a new project called The Graphic History Project. Our vision was to collect, on a volunteer basis, a number of short graphic histories of resistance that illustrate the various ways peoples from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences have fought for economic and social justice around the world.
The first comic is ready. It’s called Dreaming of What Might Be: the Knights of Labour 1880-1900.
From our initial callout:
From organizing unions and waging militant strikes to forming women’s and queer caucuses and erecting barricades on Indigenous reserves/reservations to block gas oil pipelines, we wanted to highlight peoples important stories of struggle throughout history. In our initial callout we stated that these new comics would be made available together online for free on the GHC website and, depending on the final submissions, collected, edited, and published with a progressive press.
Stay tuned for more comics! In love and solidarity.