Superman versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled The Men of Hate
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: April 2012
Duration: 3 hours 37 minutes
Journalist Rick Bowers has contributed to Time, the Washington Post, and USA Today, and his fascinating Spies of Mississippi-about the spy network that tried to take down the Civil Rights Movement-earned a starred review from Booklist. Here Bowers examines how, in the late 1940s, The Adventures of Superman radio show struck a powerful blow to the KKK when it aired episodes pitting the hero against the Klan in an effort to teach young listeners to stand up to bigotry.