The late John Lewis, icon of the Civil Rights movement and 17-term Congressman from Georgia, told the story of his life and work through an award-winning series of graphic novels. Lewis was a lifelong lover of comics and remembered reading and being inspired by a 1958 comic book, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.
The trilogy March spans Lewis’s life from childhood through his early student activism and work with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., culminating with the March on Selma and signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The story of Lewis’s life as a public servant is recounted in Run, published in 2018. Lewis said of the book, “In sharing my story, it is my hope that a new generation will be inspired by Run to actively participate in the democratic process and help build a more perfect union here in America.”
Copies of March are available in print and ebook formats with your Ridgefield Library card.