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McCloskey Speaker Series – A Conversation with U.S. Representative John R. Lewis

The McCloskey Speaker Series presents a unique and diverse roster of distinguished speakers. The series is made possible by a generous donation from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation.

Congressman John R. Lewis (D-GA), civil rights leader, and co-author of the bestselling graphic memoir March: Book One (Top Shelf Productions), is the recipient of numerous awards from eminent national and international institutions, including the United States’ highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His new graphic memoir trilogy, March, is a vivid first-hand account of Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Book One spans Lewis’ 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.

Fee: $20. Tickets on sale July 3 at www.aspenshowtix.com.

Society of Fellows may reserve complimentary tickets to this event. Please RSVP to [email protected] or 970-544-7980. 

Congressman John R. Lewis (D-GA), civil rights leader, and co-author of the bestselling graphic memoir March: Book One (Top Shelf Productions), is the recipient of numerous awards from eminent national and international institutions, including the United States’ highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Event information
Date
Fri Jul 18, 2014
6:00pm - 7:00pm GMT+0000
Location
Greenwald Pavilion
Aspen, CO, United States