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Weekend Watching: Rep. John Lewis and Jon Stewart talking graphic novels

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Let’s end up this week in comics with an inspiring event: Rep. John Lewis’s full half appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and that by itself is inspiring enough. There was much discussion of the two March graphic novels as well, though. Just think how a graphic novel is being discussed as an influential part of inspiring today’s youth with the history of the civil rights movement…a movement that very much needs to be revived in light of today’s racial inequities…well, comics should be proud.

You can watch the entire segment here.

This is the first time that the Daily Show has ever featured a graphic novel. And it could be the last…

There’s also a tumblr post up with some stills and gifs…and 44,000 notes.

 

 

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