Maybe the biggest highlight of a fairly eventful San Diego Comic Con was the moment when Congressman John Lewis cosplayed as himself, donning the trench coat and backpack he wore to march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago.
He led a touching children’s march through the halls of the San Diego Convention Center, reminding us all of the lessons taught by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis, and their fellow Civil Rights Advocates, and how relevant those teachings of non-violent opposition remain to this day.
CBS This Morning spoke to the Congressman about his Eisner Nominated March graphic novel series through Top Shelf, along with his co-writer Andrew Aydin, they also discussed his experience at SDCC, and interviewed a few of the students who joined him, hand in hand, just two weeks ago.
Very proud to note that this American Hero is my Congressman here in Atlanta.
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