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VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson On Why John Shaft Is The Original Black Superhero

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What is a superhero? Well, that depends on who you’re asking.

What is a superhero? Well, that depends on who you’re asking.

When it comes to the likes of Superman and Spider-Man, we’re dealing with heroes who fight to defend mainstream norms and sensibilities from those who would look to usurp and destroy them for profit or hate.

But when it comes to John Shaft, he represents something more. Shaft is the last name that’s intergenerationally linked to Black culture.

Recently, The Shadow League had the chance to sit down and talk to cinematic legend and Shaft lead  Samuel L. Jackson about why the heroic nature of John Shaft still resonates today. Check out the video above.

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