The Fine Print
When Rep. John Lewis was 18 years old, he read a comic book that would change his life.
The comic book “Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Montgomery Story” became “like a bible” to Lewis -- and many others of his generation -- who became involved in civil rights.
“Many of the students at the sit-ins and later the freedom rides had read the book,” the civil rights icon told “The Fine Print” during an interview at Kramerbooks in Washington. “It inspired us to start sitting in and organizing and to follow the teaching of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.”
And now, Lewis is out with the second in a series of comic book-style memoirs, “ March: Book Two,” to inspire the next generation with his life’s story and involvement in the civil rights movement. He explained that the book series was initially the idea of his congressional aide, Andrew Aydin, who has since become the co-author of the book series.
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