Congressman and civil rights advocate, John Lewis’ graphic novel March: Book One, has been selected for the 2014 Durham Community Reads program. March: Book One is the first installation of a trilogy, and spans John 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 stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.
Students in HIS 132 courses at Durham Tech are reading the book this semester. The library has several copies available of this book for loan and on reserve. Durham Reads Together, held every two years, is sponsored by the Durham County Library, and encourages residents to read and discuss a single book. Admission to all programs is free. View the link below for information about book related events and activities in October.