Civil Rights Superhero: An Evening with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

Rep. John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin met with Newseum members and signed copies of their graphic novel “March: Book Two.” View more photos from the event on the Newseum Flickr page. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

In a special members-only event at the Newseum, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) gave a moving speech about his life experiences growing up in the segregated South and fighting for civil rights in the 1960s, which inspired his graphic novel-style memoir, “March.” Book Two of “March” was released last month and, together with Book One, recently became the first graphic novel to win the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

Co-author Andrew Aydin, a self-confessed “comic book nerd,” grew up in Lewis’s congressional district in Georgia and now works on his staff. Aydin spoke passionately about Lewis’s stories reaching new and younger generations through the comic book format.

After the program, Lewis and Aydin met with Newseum members and signed copies of “March: Book Two.”

 

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