Congressman_John_Lewis_Housecrop*Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was a main attraction at the 2013 Comic-Con International comic book convention in San Diego; where he went to promote his new graphic novel “March.”

“March” tells the story of Lewis’ role in the civil rights march and the demonstrations he helped lead as a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee activist in the 1960s.

As expected, Lewis received a “hero’s welcome” at the convention as he proceeded to give a presentation on the book project, according to Roll Call’s “Heard on the Hill” blog. Over 100 people camped out at the convention to see the presentation and upon arrival he was “swarmed by supporters.”

Said Warren Rojas at Roll Call:

Activists pressed him about how to restore Voting Rights Act protections that the Supreme Court recently struck down. Frustrated parents fished for guidance about justice for Trayvon Martin, the African-American teen killed in Sanford, Fla., by acquitted gunman George Zimmerman. Admirers swooped in for chummy pictures, pumping the stoic politician’s hand while praising his “courage,” “determination” and “character.”

To read more go to Roll Call.

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