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Social Justice Reading Club

Fall 2020 Panel Discussion

March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell

Virtual Panel Discussion/Q&A: November 5, 2020, 3:00 - 4:30 PM, via Zoom

Register for the discussion Here

Congressman John Lewis is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from 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, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell.

March: Book One spans John 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. - Review from


Register for the Virtual Panel Discussion/Q&A. This event is scheduled for Thursday November 5, 2020, 3:00-4:30 pm

Panelists include Marcel Walker, Pittsburgh-based artist, Dr. Robin Chapdelanie, Assistant Professor of History at Duquesne University, Dr. Sylvia Rhor Samaniego, Director of the University Art Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh, and William Generett Jr., J.D., Vice-President of Community Engagement at Duquesne University. Dr. Jessica Mann, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement, will moderate.

To access the book, see "Ways to Read the Book" below.  For more information, please contact Terra Merkey at

This event is co-hosted by Gumberg Library and the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching & Research (CETR)

Ways to Read the Book

Gumberg has a copy of the book to check out or you can borrow a digital copy from Carnegie Library of PIttsburgh.

To borrow a digital copy:

1. Sign up for a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) library card (Use your DUQ campus address)

2. Then go to  & create a new account. After you put in your email & a password you pick, it will ask you to identify your library (Carnegie Library of PIttsburgh) and enter your library card number. View this video on signing up for a Hoopla account. Hoopla contains movies, ebooks & audiobooks - you can borrow 15 items a month! Books check out for 21 days!

3. Search for March: Book One and check it out!  

4. Take a look at all of the other great free resources you can access with your Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh card!

John Lewis - Extended Interview Trevor Noah