5) Reading and Response 5:

For your reading and response this week I am having you look at an exert from March: Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, a story originally published in 2013 but is set in 1959-60 during the early stages of the Civil Rights movement and lunch counter sit-ins.

You will read March: Book 1 and write (neatly) or type a 2-3 paragraph response. Your response should attempt to answer the questions: 

  • For this entire reading and response I want you to reflect upon and answer the questions: what did this kind of approach to protesting really achieve, both long term and short term? Do you find yourself agreeing with their attitude and approach? Why? Feel free to highlight or examine more closely any particular elements or points in the story that you find powerful or connective.

Assignment is DUE Thursday, July 12 by 5:00 PM via email or Moodle. It can also be turned in in-class.

March, Book 1 Exert

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More information about the events surrounding these protests can be found HERE.

Information about John Lewis and the creation of the March trilogy of comic book/graphic novels is HERE.



BA in History from Northwestern State, MA in English from Northwestern State, and PhD in Rhetoric from Texas Woman's University. Big into comic books and visual rhetoric. Assistant Professor of English at Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC.

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