Despite the romantic triangle cover, Lois Lane focuses on race relations in this September 1971 issue of the long-running "Superman's Girl Friend" DC comic book series. Yes, DC had "Girl Friend" as two words. No all-one-word "girlfriend." She was a friend who was a girl. Right?
Oops. Maybe not! Poor Lois!
Some great panels in LOIS LANE #114, September 1971, which has no credits for story or art, but is, nonetheless, copyright 1971 National Periodicals Publications, Inc.
But Lois does not go back to her lily-white world! She becomes an activist!
And we get a gallery exhibit of famous black people: Joe Louis, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, W.C. Handy, Jesse Owens, George Washington Carver, Marian Anderson, Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson,
And then, some black people that are lesser known: Peter Salem, hero of Bunker Hill; Daniel Hale Williams, performed first successful open heart surgery; Jim Beckworth, explorer-scout-mountain man - adopted Indian chief; Benjamin Banneker, scientist; Bill Pickett, cowboy; Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer; General Benjamin O. Davis, "first American Negro general;" Ira Aldridge, actor; Alexandre Dumas, writer.
Here's the story: