Episode 12: March by John Lewis

Episode 12 Website CoverIt’s the twelfth episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, criticizing it and deciding if it’s worth its place in the canon.

This time around, we’re taking a look at March, the graphic novel written by John Lewis (with Andrew Aydin) and with art by Nate Powell.

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Here’s all four covers to the graphic novel (the slipcase is on the left)

Here is a link to the Newseum and its special exhibit on the Civil Rights movement:

1967: Civil Rights at 50

Footage of John Lewis speaking at the March on Washington in 1963:

A compilation of moments from the Civil Rights movement (may be some graphic content):

President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech from January 21, 2009:

Footage of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama marching in Selma to commemorate the march’s 50th anniversary in 2015 (John Lewis is standing between them and their daughters are to Mrs. Obama’s right):

“We Shall Overcome” as sung by Mahalia Jackson (used in the episode):


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