Civil Rights figure, author coming to New Trier school
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, coauthors of the March trilogy of graphic novels on the Civil Rights Movement, will speak at New Trier High School on May 8 in an event presented by the high school district and the Family Action Network (FAN).
Lewis was the youngest featured speaker at the 1963 March on Washington as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He also led the “Bloody Sunday” March in Selma with Hosea Williams.
Lewis and Aydin, his congressional digital director and policy adviser, partnered with artist Nat Powell to create three graphic novels that capture Lewis' work in the Civil Rights Movement. The series earned a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Lewis is a Medal of Freedom recipient and the first person to receive the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” Lifetime Achievement Award.
In "An Evening with Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin," the two will speak in the school's Cornog Auditorium on the Northfield Campus, beginning at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. Reservations are required.
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