By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of many key figures of the civil rights stream. His dedication to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from kingdom soldiers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the 1st African-American president.
Now, to proportion his extraordinary tale with new generations, Lewis provides March, a photo novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and manhattan instances best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and los angeles occasions ebook Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole).
March is a bright first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong fight for civil and human rights, meditating within the sleek age at the distance traveled because the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' own tale, it additionally displays at the highs and lows of the wider civil rights circulate.
Book One spans John Lewis' formative years in rural Alabama, his life-changing assembly with Martin Luther King, Jr., the beginning of the Nashville pupil flow, and their conflict to rip down segregation via nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, development to a beautiful climax at the steps of urban corridor.
Many years in the past, John Lewis and different scholar activists drew idea from the 1958 comedian booklet "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his personal comics carry these days to existence for a brand new viewers, attesting to a stream whose echoes might be heard for generations.