Monday, August 19, 2013

The March and John Lewis

The story-slinger has been on vacation for a few weeks, but the blog is back just in time to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, which took place on August 28, 1963. 

Today, story-slinger shares a link to a moving story of the March. Stephen Colbert recently interviewed U.S. Representative John Lewis (Georgia), former head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and a longtime leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

Lewis was on the Colbert Report to promote his new graphic-novel-style autobiography March, Book One (co-created with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell and published by Top Shelf Productions, 2013). You won’t want to miss the stories he has to tell.

One quick story: As a young man, Lewis was inspired by a comic book story (below, left) of Dr. King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. His own book (below, right) is meant to inspire young people today.

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