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Congressman John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis

JOHN LEWIS is Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District Representative and an American icon widely known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement.

As a student at American Baptist Theological Seminary in 1959, John Lewis organized sit-in demonstrations at segregated lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1961, he volunteered to participate in the Freedom Rides, which challenged segregation at interstate bus terminals across the South. He was beaten severely by angry mobs and arrested by police for challenging the injustice of Jim Crow segregation in the South.

From 1963 to 1966, Lewis was Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). As Chairman, John Lewis became a nationally recognized leader. Lewis was dubbed one of the Big Six leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and at the age of 23, he was an architect of and a keynote speaker at the historic March on Washington in August 1963.

In 1964, John Lewis coordinated SNCC efforts to organize voter registration drives and community action programs during the Mississippi Freedom Summer. The following year, Lewis helped spearhead one of the most seminal moments of the Civil Rights Movement. Hosea Williams, another notable Civil Rights leader, and John Lewis led over 600 peaceful, orderly protestors across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965. They intended to march from Selma to Montgomery to demonstrate the need for voting rights in the state. The marchers were attacked by Alabama state troopers in a brutal confrontation that became known as "Bloody Sunday." News broadcasts and photographs revealing the senseless cruelty of the segregated South helped hasten the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Despite more than 40 arrests, physical attacks and serious injuries, John Lewis remained a devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence. After leaving SNCC in 1966, he continued his commitment to the Civil Rights Movement as Associate Director of the Field Foundation and his participation in the Southern Regional Council's voter registration programs. Lewis went on to become the Director of the Voter Education Project (VEP). In 1977, John Lewis was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to direct more than 250,000 volunteers of ACTION, the federal volunteer agency.

In 1981, he was elected to the Atlanta City Council. He was elected to Congress in November 1986 and has served as U.S. Representative of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District since then. In 2011 he was awarded the Presidental Medal of Freedom.

Lewis’ 1999 memoir Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement, called "the definitive account of the civil rights movement" (The Washington Post), won numerous honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy, Lillian Smith, and Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. His subsequent book, Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, received for the NAACP Image Award.

His first graphic novel, March (Book One) — co-authored with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell — was published by Top Shelf in August 2013, becoming a #1 New York Times and Washington Post bestseller and an award-winning landmark in the graphic novel field. The sequel, March: Book Two, was released in January 2015.

 
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

The award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy is complete! Celebrate with this commemorative set containing all three volumes of March in a stunning new slipcase designed by Nate Powell and Chris Ross and colored by José Villarrubia. -- a slipcased set of March: Book One, March: Book …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-395-8 - Diamond: JUN16-0409

March: Book One

March: Book One

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Discover the phenomenal graphic novel memoir by US Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis!
Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award — Special Recognition
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Washington Post Bestseller
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
One of YALSA's …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-300-2 - Diamond: JUN13-1298

 
March: Book One -- HARDCOVER

March: Book One -- HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Available again for a short time: the exclusive HARDCOVER edition of March: Book One!

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ISBN 978-1-60309-390-3

March: Book One -- OVER-SIZED DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION

March: Book One -- OVER-SIZED DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Top Shelf celebrates Black History Month with a special Over-Sized Deluxe Hardcover Edition of March: Book One!

The groundbreaking graphic novel memoir of a living legend of the civil rights movement, March: Book One has swiftly become an iconic work. Created by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-383-5 - Diamond: DEC15-0513

 
March: Book Two

March: Book Two

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Don't miss the sequel to the #1 bestseller March: Book One!

New York Times Bestseller
One of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Winner of the Will Eisner Award
Winner of the Street Literature Book Award Medal
Winner of the Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo Award

"With March, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-400-9 - Diamond: NOV141657

March: Book Two -- HARDCOVER

March: Book Two -- HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Available in limited quantities, exclusively from Top Shelf: a hardcover edition of March: Book Two!

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ISBN 978-1-60309-408-5

 
March: Book Two -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

March: Book Two -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Available exclusively from Top Shelf and limited to 500 copies worldwide: a hardcover edition of March: Book Two, with a limited-edition bookplate signed by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell!

IN PRINT! (LIMITED TO 500 COPIES WORLDWIDE)

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March: Book Three

March: Book Three

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Top Shelf is honored to present a milestone of comics history: the stunning conclusion to the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Nominated for the National Book Award

"March is one of the most important graphic novels ever created — an …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-402-3 - Diamond: JUN160408

 
March: Book Three -- HARDCOVER

March: Book Three -- HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Available in limited quantities, exclusively from Top Shelf: a hardcover edition of March: Book Three!

IN PRINT! (PUBLISHED AUGUST 2nd, 2016)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-396-5

March: Book Three -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

March: Book Three -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

SOLD OUT! BUT WE DO STILL HAVE A FEW S&N COPIES OF BOOK TWO BELOW:

Available exclusively from Top Shelf and limited to 500 copies worldwide: a hardcover edition of March: Book Three, signed & numbered by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

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March: Book One + Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story (digital bundle)

March: Book One + Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story (digital bundle)

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, and the Fellowship of Reconcilation

DISCOVER THE REMARKABLE COMIC BOOK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD AND INSPIRED “MARCH”!
Also available: new physical reprint of The Montgomery Story!

The new graphic novel series March, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, is a landmark for the comics industry and a genuine …

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Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story

Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story

by The Fellowship of Reconciliation

Winner of the Glyph Award!
DISCOVER THE REMARKABLE COMIC BOOK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD AND INSPIRED “MARCH”!

The new graphic novel series March, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, is a landmark for the comics industry and a genuine publishing phenomenon, bringing civil …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-333-0 - Diamond: FEB14-1441