March by John Lewis
How does one person make a difference?
John Lewis grew up with segregation and racial discrimination in Alabama and, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, became one of the youngest leaders in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. His graphic novel trilogy March, details his youth on a sharecropper’s farm, his fateful meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., his commitment to changing the world through non-violent protest, his participation in the 1963 March on Washington, being subjected to violence on Bloody Sunday in Selma, and his path to the halls of Congress. In March, John Lewis brings the spirit of non-violent civil disobedience and getting into “good trouble” to a new generation seeking to make the world a better place.
March by John Lewis, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.
*Originally published in the Haliburton Echo/Minden Times.