|Get Lit: March: Book One|
Event Type: Adult Programs|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
March: Book One by John Lewis
This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a climax on the steps of City Hall. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington D.C., and from receiving beatings from state troopers, to receiving the Medal of Freedom awarded to him by Barack Obama, the first African-American president.
Get Lit is a book discussion group for those adventurous souls who would like to read a little something different. We meet at Crawford Brew Works (3659 Devils Glen Road). No reservations are needed, and participants do not need to finish the book or like the book to join in the discussion. For more information, please call 563-344-5707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Get Lit is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Location: Junior League Program Room
literature programContact: David Otten
Contact Number: 563-344-5707