MLK and John Lewis’ March

As part of the Academy’s Martin Luther King celebration, the Library has put together a small exhibit on John Lewis’ graphic novel trilogy March and the 1957 comic that inspired it, Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story.

March, a graphic novel trilogy by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, is as the publisher describes a “first-hand account of 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.”

The graphic novel was conceived after Lewis told his Congressional Aide Andrew Aydin, a lover of comic books, about the impact the 1957 Martin Luther King comic had on him as a young man.  Aydin suggested that Lewis write his own comic to which Lewis agreed, with the stipulation that Aydin co-author.

After viewing the exhibit, discover other related works housed in the Library’s collections.