After a month that saw Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) at an emotional peak in Washington over the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act decision, the Congressman entered a completely different venue to promote a unique book educating Americans on his civil rights struggle.
Fox 5 San Diego reports that Lewis was at Comic-Con this weekend to promote "March" -- a graphic novel he co-wrote with aide Andrew Aydin, describing his life fighting through segregated times in the South.
Roll Call adds that reaction to Lewis' arrival included lots of praise, as more than 100 folks camped out in anticipation of his appearance.
“This is a real life superhero,” a mother said to her child, according to Roll Call.
Lewis was one of the leaders of the legendary 1965 Selma, Ala. bridge march during the Civil Rights movement, suffering a fractured skull in a battle with police. After the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which designated what areas of the country need federal approval to change voting laws, Lewis reacted vehemently against the decision.
"We don't want to go back. We want to go forward," Lewis said a June press conference. "The only thing I did, a few short years ago, I gave a little blood on that bridge. But others, brothers and sisters of mine and other people in the struggle, gave their very lives."