Hidden Heroes

We selected individuals for inclusion in the graphic novel by the following criteria: he or she was born in Philadelphia or lived in the city for a significant period of time; he or she is now deceased; he or she was an outstanding achiever in his or her field; he or she made important contributions to the African American community. For example, we chose Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois for his groundbreaking work in urban sociology, The Philadelphia Negro.