John Lewis

John Lewis was an American politician and civil rights leader who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020. He was one of the 'Big Six' leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington, played many key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States. In addition to his political work, John Lewis also wrote books, including 'Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement' and 'March', a graphic novel trilogy about the civil rights movement.

Books

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  1. 1. March: Book One

    "March: Book One" is a graphic novel that depicts the early life of a key figure in the American civil rights movement. Raised in rural Alabama, he grows up inspired by the activism surrounding the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the words of Martin Luther King Jr., which sets him on the path of nonviolent protest. The novel highlights his commitment to the fight for equal rights and his journey from a young boy on a farm to one of the key figures in the civil rights movement.

    The 5359th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. March: Book Two

    This graphic novel continues the memoir of a prominent civil rights leader, chronicling his commitment to nonviolent protest in the fight for racial equality in the United States. It delves into his personal experiences during the early 1960s, including his participation in the Freedom Rides, the historic 1963 March on Washington, and his leadership in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The narrative captures the intensity of the movement, the confrontations with segregationist forces, and the internal struggles within the civil rights organizations, all set against the backdrop of the growing civil rights movement and the push for legislation that would eventually lead to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    The 8527th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. March: Book Three

    "March: Book Three" concludes a powerful graphic novel trilogy that depicts the harrowing, inspiring, and true story of a key figure in the American civil rights movement. This volume covers significant events such as the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, the Freedom Summer, and the Selma to Montgomery marches. It highlights the courage, struggles, and sacrifices of those fighting for voting rights and equality, culminating in the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The narrative combines stark visuals with firsthand accounts, providing an immersive experience of the relentless fight against racial injustice and the personal and collective journey of activists who sought to change the fabric of American society.

    The 9350th Greatest Book of All Time