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Comic Book Group

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Morse Institute Library as we discuss March by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin ; [illustrated by] Nate Powell. Please feel free to read the entire trilogy for this meeting

Copies will be available at the library, or you can request one HERE.

Summary
This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book one spans 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. 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 D.C., and from receiving beatings from state troopers, to receiving the Medal of Freedom awarded to him by Barack Obama, the first African-American president

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Date:
March 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Morse Institute Library
14 E Central St.
Natick, MA United States
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