March by John Lewis

book 1

Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Top Shelf Productions
synopsis via goodreads :Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment 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 state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.

Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole).

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1950s comic book “Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.” Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

— March: Book One (of Three), a 128-page softcover with french flaps, 6.5″ x 9.5″

my thoughts : right off the bat, I have to have 200% zoom to be able to read the fonts and I still can’t read the smaller ones.
a memoir about the struggle of black people thorough times in america and how there were things unsaid and untaught in my history books. my teachers never paid any attention to other historical happenings besides europeans, as far as america goes we only brushed briefly “how Columbus discovered America” nobody cared to slow down and teach us anything about Korea or the African slaves brought into America.
this panel is also something  I never knew about and how African-Americans hatred goes back to a long way.
the teachers never taught us because “it doesnt concern us” but it doesnt mean we dont care to get informed about the things happened and the things formed people the way they are.

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