Negro Romance

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Negro Romance depicts characters who conformed to mainstream ideals of attractiveness in the 1950s, rather than stereotypical African-American depictions

Negro Romance is a romance comic book published in the 1950s by Fawcett Comics. It is remarkable in eschewing African-American stereotypes, telling stories interchangeable with those told about white characters. The comic even mentions college, which was relatively uncommon in the 1950s, even more so among African-Americans. Negro Romance ran for only three issues.


Negro Romance was developed as an experiment in expanding into the romance market, conceived by editor Roy Ald, who was European-American, and written by him without credit. It was illustrated by Alvin Hollingsworth, the first African-American artist hired by Fawcett.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "African American Comic Book", History Detectives, Season 9, Episode 4. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
  2. ^ "African American Comic Book" transcript