One of the last living speakers from the 1963 March on Washington, Congressman John Lewis, will be releasing the second book in his graphic novel trilogy “March.” The comic book for those who want to learn more of the struggle for civil rights is co-authored by Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell.
Based on the legendary activist’s autobiography, the trilogy tells the story of Lewis’ journey to and through the Civil Rights Movement (CRM). Presented in a format that people of all ages can read and enjoy, “March” proves there are so many stories from the Civil Rights Movement that need to be shared.
The brilliant aspect of the trilogy is it bridges the gap between the Civil Rights Generation and the post-millennials, a group who may be just learning about Dr. King and Rosa Parks in school, through a medium they can easily process—a comic book. In the first installment of the series, Lewis describes his upbringing in rural Alabama and the injustices he witnessed growing up in the segregated South.
The second book will show more of the fight for racial equality and the hardships the freedom fighters endured to secure a better place for future generations. “March:Book Two” is currently available for pre-order over at topshelfcomix.com and Amazon.com. The book is set to release January 27, 2015.