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Political Rewind: Story Of John Lewis Illustrated In Pages Of New Graphic Novel

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Monday on Political Rewind: A year has passed since the death of civil rights icon John Lewis. Now, the story of the late Georgia congressman's life, activism and political career continues in a new series of graphic novels.

Run is a sequel to 2013’s March, a captivating illustration of Lewis's early days in the civil rights movement.

Run was co-authored by Lewis before his death and tells the story of the events after the signing of the Voting Rights Act, and how Lewis persevered through gut-wrenching setbacks. Andrew Aydin, former congressional aide to Lewis, co-authored the series with Lewis. Aydin joined us on today's show.

The three volumes of March were national best-sellers, and remains the only comic book to receive a National Book Award.

Panelists:

Andrew Aydin — Former congressional aide to Rep. John Lewis and co-author, March and Run

Jim Galloway — Former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

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Bill Nigut has been a program host and producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting since November, 2013. He currently hosts “Two Way Street,” a show that features long-form conversations with authors, artists, chefs, scientists and other creative people who have fascinating stories to tell. He is host and producer of “Political Rewind,” a twice-weekly political roundtable show featuring some of Georgia’s best-informed insiders weighing in on the big state and national political stories.
Emilia Brock is a producer for GPB's program, "On Second Thought."
Sam joined the Political Rewind team in 2019. He graduated American University in 2015 with a degree in journalism and spent time in North Carolina as a reporter at WCHL in Chapel Hill.