MARCH: Book 3

MARCH: Book 3

by Andrew Aydin, John Lewis and Nate Powell

Congressman Lewis' firsthand account of the civil rights era concludes with images of steely-eyed police, motion, and stark black backgrounds for the most painful moments. Lewis's statement that he and his cohorts "were in the middle of a war" are brought to life, deepened in expressions of hope, scorn, and devastation. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Fannie Lou Hamer fare portrayed in full dimension. Epic and intimate, this book brings us into the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, the Freedom Summer murders; the 1964 Democratic National Convention, and the marches from Selma to Montgomery. Tensions within the movement shows how little politics has changed in 50 years.