OR – March Signing
Congressman John Lewis appears on Saturday, January 18th at noon at Powell’s City of Books.
Congressman John Lewis is an American icon and 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 (Top Shelf), a graphic novel trilogy (in collaboration with cowriter Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell). March is a vivid firsthand account of Lewis’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Book One spans John Lewis’s 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.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114