On November 7, 1837, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time in Alton, Illinois. The United States’s history of racial justice has been filled with heroes and controversies. The work of Lovejoy who used the press to empower the position of African Americans has far from diminished.
An example of powerful literary works narrating the struggle for equality for African Americans is Congressman John Lewis’ March series. His graphic novel trilogy, starting with Book One weaves a vivid account of Lewis’s lifelong fight for civil and human rights since the era of Jim Crow. His story faces both the victories and challenges in the fight for civil rights. His messages create a haunting echo against the backdrop of the modern experience.
Book Title: March, Book One
Book Author: Lewis, John
Dewey Decimal Call Number: YB LEWIS 2013
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