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Thursday, October 11 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
March for Freedom with Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

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March: Book One, this year's selection for the Mason Reads program, is the first in the trilogy of graphic memoirs from Congressman John Lewis, written with Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell. March follows Lewis's remarkable journey in the Civil Rights Movement, from his youth in rural Alabama, to meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to the steps of City Hall. It is a testament of the power of nonviolent protest in the battle against segregation. Lewis and Aydin will speak about the books at this year's Mason Reads event. Sponsored by the Office of Orientation and George Mason University Libraries.

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Andrew Aydin

Andrew Aydin, an Atlanta native, was raised by a single mother and grew up reading everything,particularly comic books. After college, Andrew took a job with Congressman John Lewis inWashington, D.C. A year later, while serving as Press Secretary on the Congressman's re-electioncampaign... Read More →
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Congressman John Lewis

John Lewis is the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th district and an American icon known for his role in the civil rights movement.He first joined the movement as a seminary student in Nashville, organizing sit-ins and participating in the first Freedom Rides, which challenged... Read More →