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Black History Month 2024: The March Graphic Novel Trilogy: March: Book 1 Resources


March:  Book 1 covers a few different time periods and topics.  It begins with events at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, the site of what is now referred to as Bloody Sunday.  The book then moves to the day that President Barack Obama was sworn into office, and Lewis begins to tell his story to two young men.  The narrative then moves to Lewis' childhood.  He covers topics ranging from sharecropping and farming (including his experience with chickens) to careful planning when traveling (hinting that his uncle used "The Green Book") to differences between the North and South to a lack of educational opportunities to philosophies concerning the Civil Rights Movement to important milestones like Barack Obama's first presidential inauguration.  The articles and online resources on this page provide information on people, places, and events that Lewis mentions, and the books cover different aspects of the Civil Rights movement and the struggle for equality.  It is difficult to cover everything mentioned in the book, but every effort was made to cover as much as possible.  If you would like suggestions for further resources, please do not hesitate to consult one of our friendly, neighborhood NVC librarians!

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