Migrations & Marches: An Evening with congressman John Lewis, writer Andrew Aydin, and artist Nate Powell

Congressman John Lewis is an American icon whose commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to a seat in Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from being beaten by state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.

Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents MARCH, a graphic novel trilogy, created with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell. MARCH, recently the winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, recounts the story of the civil rights movement through the eyes of one of its most well-known figures and shares important lessons about nonviolent activism and empowerment.

After the presentation about this #1 bestselling memoir, there will be a book signing and MARCH will be available for sale.

This event is presented by the Seattle Art Museum.

There will be a limit of 4 tickets per order.

This program takes place at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall to accommodate a larger audience. The event is presented as an educational opportunity for youth in the region and a majority of seats have already been reserved for students and their families. As a result, there is a very limited amount of seats available to the public. There will be a standby line available that evening.

To make this event more accessible SAM will host a live simulcast of the program at the Seattle Art Museum in Plestcheeff Auditorium on February 22 at 7 pm. As a special treat, the exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series will be open and free until 9 pm. Admission to the live simulcast is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can’t make it to Benaroya or SAM? Tune in to watch it live online. You can also visit the SAM Blog to watch this presentation at a later date.

Benaroya Hall Events

Dates and Tickets

  • 22 Feb (Wed) 2017 7:00PM

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Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benaroya Hall