On May 10, 2017, John Lewis, U.S. Representative for Georgia's Fifth Congressional District and an American icon known for his role in the civil rights movement, and co-author Andrew Aydin discussed their graphic novel series, March. Illustrated by Nate Powell, March became a #1 New York Times bestselling series, winning the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Book Award, and the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, among many others. March: Book Three debuted at Comic-Con in 2016, where Congressman Lewis led a crowd in a commemorative march.
This event was organized and co-sponsored by the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA), SSA's Network for College Success, Family Action Network, Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE) and the University of Chicago Alumni Relations and Development.
Photography by Beth Rooney.