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John Lewis marches on, 1963-2013
With an introduction by MSNBC cable TV political pundit Chris Matthews, U.S. Congressman and civil rights leader, John Lewis, the last living man who spoke at the famous March on Washington of 1963 where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his immortal 'I Have A Dream' speech, took the stage at BookExpo America 2013 and reflected on the difference between chickens and the U.S. Congress (chickens are more productive) and introduced the first volume in his graphic novel trilogy, March, recently released in trade paperback (Top Shelf Productions; August, 2013). Lewis then recalled the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56 in response to the arrest of Rosa Parks, which became the seminal event of the civil rights protest marches and sit-ins of the 1950s and 1960s organized by Martin Luther King, Jr., and the eventual March on Washington culminating in Dr. King's most famous speech. Lewis wrapped his appearance with a summary of his graphic civil rights trilogy and a call to continue non-violent marching for civil freedoms and justice for all.

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