Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The second graphic novel in the trio, this book deals with the civil rights movement from 1960 through the march on Washington. In this volume, we meet the freedom riders who were beaten, arrested, imprisoned and abused. The movement is growing and there is some dissension in the ranks. John Lewis is still wholly engaged in the struggle. He moves into a position of leadership. In this book, we get a view of the struggle at the federal level and we end with Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a dream" speech. John Lewis also spoke and the text of his speech is included in full. Powerful stuff.