201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
Iconic civil rights leader and American politician John Lewis delivers the keynote address at the 2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival. Lewis will be joined by his co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell at this keynote to discuss their recently released graphic novel, "March: Book One," the first in a trilogy that aims to keep the lessons of the civil rights movement alive in younger generations. It's a vivid firsthand account of Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, including his key roles in the historic 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. This keynote address kicks off a festival heavily focused on civil and human rights and takes place just two days after the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.Read the ArtsATL feature on John Lewis and the release of "March: Book One" »
Tickets are limited to two per person. They can be collected for free by visiting the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts; by calling the Arts at Emory Box Office (404-727-5050); or online. Please note that phone and online orders will incur a $4 processing fee. A limited number of tickets are also available at A Cappella Books, Charis Books and More, Eagle Eye Bookshop, and Little Shop of Stories.