To the late civil rights icon John Lewis, the civil rights movement came to an end with the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. But that was after more than five years as one of the preeminent figures of the movement, leading sit–in protests and fighting segregation on interstate busways as an original Freedom Rider. It was after becoming chairman of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and being the youngest speaker at the March on Washington. It was after helping organize the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the ensuing delegate challenge at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. And after co-leading the march from Selma to Montgomery on what became known as “Bloody Sunday.”
All too often, the depiction of history ends with a great victory. But Congressman John Lewis knew that victories are just the beginning. In RUN: Book One, the highly anticipated sequel to the National Book Award-winning MARCH trilogy, Rep. Lewis and longtime collaborator Andrew Aydin continue where the March trilogy left off to tell this often overlooked chapter of civil rights history. This groundbreaking graphic novel is illustrated by Nate Powell—the award-winning illustrator of the March trilogy—and debut comic artist L. Fury.
Mr. Aydin, the former digital director and policy advisor in Congressman Lewis’ office, will be in conversation with Saeed Jones, author of the memoir How We Fight for Our Lives.
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