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 country soldiers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the 1st African-American president.
Now, to percentage his striking tale with new generations, Lewis offers March, a photo novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and big apple occasions best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and l. a. occasions ebook Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole).
March is a shiny first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong fight for civil and human rights, meditating within the smooth 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 circulation.
Book One spans John Lewis' early life in rural Alabama, his life-changing assembly with Martin Luther King, Jr., the start of the Nashville scholar stream, and their conflict to rip down segregation via nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, construction to a gorgeous climax at the steps of urban corridor.
Many years in the past, John Lewis and different pupil activists drew thought from the 1958 comedian e-book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his personal comics convey these days to lifestyles for a brand new viewers, attesting to a circulate whose echoes can be heard for generations.