John Lewis finished this graphic memoir as he died. He wanted to leave a civil rights ’road map’ for generations.


“Run” begins in Americus, Ga., in the summer of 1965, as Lewis is leading about a dozen local activists to try to desegregate a small church. Soon they are arrested and taken to jail, while outside the courthouse, the Ku Klux Klan is set to stage one of its largest hooded marches in years. “The ink was barely dry on the Voting Rights Act, but already forces were gathering to fight back using our own tactics, and America’s cities were ready to explode,” Lewis and Aydin write beneath images of far-right hate.



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