I hate revisionist history.
Always have. Always will.
That said, I always found it odd that I tried to be OK with the induction of Amazing Man into the pages of All-Star Squadron.
I mean, I appreciated the thought and all but his inclusion was the thing that taught me the meaning of "best intentions."
I always thought I'd been better served if I had been presented with a history where no Black man or woman could have joined a pre-civil rights movement Justice Society. It simply would have been the truth. It was an ugly truth, one that I would definitely have learned from.
I have no idea if Amazing Man's being the first Black person to serve in All-Star Squadron is still considered canon, especially after Infinite Crisis. I would honestly say that I'm much more comfortable with Jakeem Thunder and Mr. Terrific's being the first Black men to serve alongside Wildcat, Jay Garrick, Green Lantern and Hawkman.
Having Amazing Man in canon just seems to dimish these two characters' achievements, in some way.