MARCH ON! A Conversation

Public | Mar, 24 2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM

March On! Texas

On March 24, 2017, we partnered with The LBJ School of Public Affairs and The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies to host a two-part program: documentary screening of "Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis" and a conversation with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell about their National Book Award-winning graphic memoir series, "March."

Directed by Kathleen Dowdey, "Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis" is the first documentary about Congressman John Lewis. It spans more than half a century, tracing Lewis' journey of courage, confrontation, and hard-won triumphs.

The graphic memoir series, "March," depicts the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis. It is co-written with Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition March ON! featuring drawings from the National Book award-winning graphic memoir series, March. The exhibition is on view at the Christian Green Gallery until April 15, 2017.



Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell sign some books after the event.

On Friday, March 24, 2017, the newly released film “Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis” was screened at Hogg Auditorium on the University of Texas at Austin campus. The film was followed by a conversation between Andrew Aydin, congressional aide to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell. They are co-authors with Congressman Lewis of the graphic memoir “MARCH” that tells the story of Lewis and his involvement in the American civil rights movement. Lewis could not attend the event because of a pending vote in Congress on health care. The event was hosted by UT’s John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and the LBJ Presidential Library.

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