Thursday, January 16, 2014

Five books about the civil rights movement

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on the civil rights movement:
March: Book One
by John Lewis

Georgia congressman John Lewis’s contributions to the struggle for American civil rights are fittingly retold in comic book form – a genre that traditionally highlights superheroes fighting for the common good, often spurned by the very society they use their powers to uplift. The first of a planned series, March details Lewis’ civic battles, from the lunch counters of Greensboro to the pivotal 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery, with evocative illustrations by comics vet Nate Powell.
Read about the other books on the list.

In 2012 the Barnes & Noble Review had a slightly different list on the same topic.

--Marshal Zeringue