Starting February 1st, the Cartoon Art Museum has been exhibiting MARCH, a graphic history of the Civil Rights movement.
Written by Congressman John Lewis (D-GA5) with Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell, MARCH tell’s the firsthand story of the civil right’s movement through the Congressman’s own words. Chronicling Lewis’s journey from his humble beginnings in Troy, Alabama to eventually speaking at the 1963 March on Washington, MARCH is the trials and tribulations of the movement through the eyes of one of its most famous sons.
The MARCH graphic novel trilogy received the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and was the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Award.
A reception with the artist, Nate Powell, is happening Friday, February 9th at 7pm.
The show runs until June 19th, 2018.