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 move. 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 striking tale with new generations, Lewis offers March, a image novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and big apple occasions best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and los angeles instances 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 flow.
Book One spans John Lewis' adolescence 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, construction to a beautiful climax at the steps of urban corridor.
Many years in the past, John Lewis and different scholar activists drew concept from the 1958 comedian ebook "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his personal comics carry these days to lifestyles for a brand new viewers, attesting to a circulation whose echoes might be heard for generations.