Martin Luther King Jr.

Just in time for Martin Luther King Day, Rep. John Lewis' books sales soar after harsh words from Donald Trump

Just in time for Martin Luther King Day, Rep. John Lewis' books sales soar after harsh words from Donald Trump

Rep. John Lewis was inspired by and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When Lewis, head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, helped lead a group of civil rights marchers across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Ala., on March 7, 1965 — the day that became known as Bloody Sunday — Lewis was beaten so badly that his skull was fractured.

He recovered, continued his work for civil rights and was elected U.S. representative of Georgia's 5th Congressional District in 1986, a position he still holds. In November, his graphic novel “March: Book Three,” the third volume in a series based on his experiences...

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