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Good Trouble: Marching with John Lewis (Online Panel Discussion)  (Special Events)

In celebration of MLK Day, Michigan State University Libraries and Capital Area District Libraries present a panel discussion on the graphic memoir March: Book One by the late US Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell. The panel will include activists, artists, teachers, students and scholars.

Panelists include:

Julian Chambliss, MSU Professor of English and Val Berryman Curator of History, MSU Museum

Renee Fields, Waverly High School social studies teacher

Alex Hosey, East Lansing High School student-athlete, civil rights leader, and reporter

Ferrin Mitchell, artist, activist and entrepreneur, creator of Lansing's Black Lives Matter mural

Lillian Young, historical artist, MSU MFA candidate

Moderated by Erik Ponder, MSU Libraries Africana and Ethnic Studies Librarian

"March is a vivid first-hand account of Lewis's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis's personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans his 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."

more information...

Location: Online
Price: free
Sponsor: Administration
Contact: Holly Flynn
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