November 17, 2016

Representative John Lewis and the Graphic Novel

Representative John Lewis (D-Georgia) has won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Work for his second graphic novel, and the second volume in his autobiography, March, Book Two (published in 2015). Co-winners are Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. The book continues Representative Lewis' memoir of his work and experiences during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

Read more here:

Erin Blackmore, Remembering the Civil Rights Movement...With Comics, JSTOR Daily.

Kim Lacy Rogers, Oral History and the History of the Civil Rights Movement, 75 Journal of American History 567-576 (September 1988).

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