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This 1949 Superman "All-American" PSA Is Way Too Real In 2017

Superman 2020, tbh.

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After taking on the Nazis, Superman and the DC artists who created him played a crucial role in suppressing the KKK. In 1946, they famously created a 16-part series called “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” in which they continually revealed Klan secrets and codewords to the public.

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(All 16 episodes are available on YouTube.)


In 1949, DC Comics distributed the below image to schools as a book cover, in association with the Institute for American Democracy, an offshoot of the Anti-Defamation League.

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According to the DC blog: "While the author of Superman’s reminder of the American creed is unknown, the art is believed to be by noted Superman artist Wayne Boring."

In the 1950s the iconic image became a poster, which was recently tweeted by CNN's Jake Tapper:

The comic book publisher believes that there are very few of the original posters still in existence.