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A Student Matinee with Congressman John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin
October 8, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Almost sixty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. edited a 16-page comic book about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Distributed by hand in churches, schools, and nonviolence workshops, it dramatized the fledgling movement and its tactics to a generation of future leaders, including a young John Lewis.
Today, Congressman Lewis is continuing that legacy, using comics to educate and inspire a new generation. Congressman Lewis and his co-author Andrew Aydin will visit the Flynn Center to discuss their transformative and award-winning graphic novels, The March Trilogy, bringing Lewis’ memories of the civil rights movement to urgent new life as a catalyst for vital discussions about diversity, society, and active engagement in one’s community, in ways that are not just historical, but directly relevant to today’s world.
This event will feature Congressman Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin. March: Book One is the Vermont Reads choice for 2019.
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Sponsored by Jan and Harris Abbott, Middlebury College, and the University of Vermont’s Office of the President. Presented in collaboration with the Flynn Center.