National Press Club

Lewis and Aydin to Discuss 2nd Volume in Graphic Novel Trilogy "March" on Jan. 21

January 8, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Andrew Aydin will discuss and sign copies of "March"  at a National Press Club Book Rap on Jan. 21.

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Andrew Aydin will discuss and sign copies of "March" at a National Press Club Book Rap on Jan. 21.

Photo/Image: Bob Adelman

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and his aide Andrew Aydin will discuss and sign copies of the new second volume in their No. 1 best-selling graphic novel trilogy, "March," a first-hand account of Lewis’ experiences as a key figure of the civil rights movement, with art drawn by award-winning artist Nate Powell, at a National Press Club Book Rap on Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Click here to register. Tickets are $5 for NPC members; $10 public. NPC members can pre-order a copy of the book when registering and receive free admission. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. Books must be purchased through the Club. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

In “March: Book Two,” after the success of the Nashville sit-in movement, John Lewis’ commitment to change through nonviolence is stronger than ever -- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before. Faced with beatings, police brutality, imprisonment, arson, and even murder, the movement’s young activists place their lives on the line while internal conflicts threaten to tear them apart.

But their courage will attract the notice of powerful allies, from Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy ... and once Lewis is elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, this 23-year-old will be thrust into the national spotlight, becoming one of the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement and a central figure in the landmark 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute, the nonprofit affiliate of the NPC.