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In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Chay Tyler stands near the pages from the single issue of “All-Negro Comics” that is part of an exhibit on display at the City/County building in downtown Pittsburgh. The exhibit chronicles some early African American artists and a publisher who started to break the comic color barrier in the 1930s and 1940s. Tyler is a program coordinator for the city Department of Parks and Recreation and helped curate the exhibit.

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Pa. exhibit highlights early black comic artists

Comic books are full of superheroes and a dazzling variety of characters, but in the early days of the industry one thing was conspicuously rare: black characters. Now, an exhibit in Pittsburgh chronicles some early artists and a publisher who started to break the comic color barrier in the 1930s and 1940s.

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