This is the final book in the trilogy that covers Representative John Lewis’ work within the Civil Rights Movement, culminating in the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. At this point, Lewis is still chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and there is tension within the organization as well as between SNCC and other organizations involved in trying to push voter registration for African-Americans in the South. The artwork is expressive and does an amazing job at highlighting the humanity (and sometimes inhumanity) of the people involved. This trilogy should be taught in schools, and every library should have a copy. It’s such an important work about the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement that I can’t possibly recommend it enough.
Review by Jessica A.