“ECBACC offers workshops and activities dedicated to promoting literacy and creativity. The great thing about this is that the ECBACC was founded in Philadelphia, the city of many of the nation’s firsts — the first President’s House / White House, university, library, museum, public park, hospital, bank, zoo, prison — and the very first independent ‘Black comic book’: All-Negro Comics created …by Orrin C. Evans in 1947,” said Yumy Odom, Founder and President of ECBACC, Inc., and a self-described archivist of the Africentric comic book tradition who has been using comic books in the classroom since 1982.
ECBACC, Inc. also offers a Kids’ Library Zone, featuring a myriad of youth activities. The KLZ is open to all young people who attend the convention. The KLZ runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering children a chance to learn how to take their own ideas and create superheroes and comic books.