Rep. John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin appear at the St. Augustine Catholic School on Thursday May 1st from 6:30 – 8:30 pm for a lively discussion about lessons from the Civil Rights Era and how the youth can carry on the Movement today!
The event is designed for teenagers and young adults. However, the event is open to all, and parents, teachers, and mentors are welcome to come with their children, students, and mentees. Details at the link…
St. Augustine Catholic School
1421 V Street NW, Washington DC 2009
Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin sign at the Strand on Saturday January 25 at 7:00PM.
American icon Congressman John Lewis, the last living member of the “Big Six” leaders who marched for civil rights on Washington in 1963, visits the Strand for an exclusive chat with writer Andrew Aydin in honor of their acclaimed graphic novel, March.
The beautiful collaborative work follows Congressman Lewis’ journey from a sharecropper’s farm in Alabama to a segregated schoolroom, to the the march on Washington and beyond. It charts his commitment to civil and human rights, with meditations on the modern age and the distance we’ve come since the days of Jim Crow. March Book 1 is the first installment in a trilogy that seeks to testify about an important era of history to new generations.
Don’t miss out on this important piece of American history during the week of Martin Luther King Day.
Buy a copy of March Book 1 or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)
Join Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM as they discuss and sign copies of March, Book One, the first volume in their graphic novel trilogy that is a vivid, firsthand account of Rep. John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.
Please note: Customers must present a Barnes & Noble receipt for Rep. Lewis’ book in order to have their books signed.
Barnes & Noble
555 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. In the graphic novel March, Lewis offers a vivid, first-hand memoir of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. From his experience growing up on 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. Congressman Lewis tells his remarkable story in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times bestselling artist Nate Powell.
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.
John Lewis has been an icon of the civil rights movement since his days as a Nashville college student, organizing sit-ins and participating in the first Freedom Rides. As chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington and a leader of the 1965 Selma–Montgomery March (known as “Bloody Sunday”), where police brutality spurred national outrage and hastened passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He has represented Georgia in Congress for over 25 years and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Following his previous award-winning books Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement and Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, he has joined co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell for the new graphic novel March: Book One, a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
Andrew Aydin, an Atlanta native, currently serves in Rep. John Lewis’ congressional office handling telecommunications and technology policy as well as new media. Previously, he served as communications director and press secretary during Rep. Lewis’ 2008 and 2010 re-election campaigns, as District Aide to Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and as Special Assistant to Connecticut Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan. Andrew is a graduate of the Lovett School in Atlanta, Trinity College in Hartford, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where his graduate thesis “The Comic Book That Changed the World” examined the history of the 1957 comic book “Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story.”
Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling comic book artist/writer born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes the critically acclaimed Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (winner of the Eisner Award and Ignatz Award, finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), The Year of the Beasts, The Silence of Our Friends, and Sounds of Your Name. In addition to March, Powell is also currently drawing the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s #1 international bestseller Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, while writing and drawing his own projects.
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