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Bring It On! – September 21, 2015


Clarence Boone and Mattie White welcome Sally Gaskill and Sara Laughlin.

On tonight’s show, Clarence and Mattie welcome Sally Gaskill, director at Strategic National Arts Alumni Project and Sara Laughlin, retired director of the Monroe County Public Library. They join us this evening to elaborate on the upcoming Power of Words presentation featuring the co-authors of March: civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and local artist Nate Powell.

Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

Hosts: Clarence Boone and Mattie White
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Interchange – Necessary Trouble: March and The Example of John Lewis


Tonight we discuss the groundbreaking graphic novel series, March, an engaging and award-winning first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. March: Book One spans Lewis’s youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Nashville Student Movement’s battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins. The memoir trilogy continues in the newly released March: Book Two, including the 1961 Freedom Rides and the legendary 1963 March on Washington.

Andrew Aydin is the Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Congressman Lewis in Washington, D.C. and co-author of MARCH (two volumes of a trilogy have been published).

Nate Powell is a graphic novelist (and Bloomington resident) whose work includes March, the graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero, You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (which won the 2009 Eisner Award for Best Original Graphic Novel), The Silence Of Our Friends, and The Year Of The Beasts.

Marilyn Wood is the the Director of the Monroe County Public Library


The Friends of the Library and Monroe County Public Library present:

The Power of Words
with John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell
7:30 p.m. on September 21, 2015 at IU Auditorium

Monroe County Public Library and The Friends of the Library are honored to present The Power of Words featuring the authors of March: civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and local artist Nate Powell. The Power of Words is a free, ticketed event and takes place Monday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. in IU Auditorium. This event is co-sponsored with IU Union Board.

“The visit of Congressman John Lewis to Bloomington is especially timely, given the recent 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery march that he co-led, which changed our country’s history. The Library is indebted to our multiple partners for working to ensure that the visit has a long-term, meaningful impact on our community,” said Sally Gaskill, Co-Chair of the 2015 Power of Words.

The Power of Words with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Teaching the Movement: The State Standards We Deserve
Rep. John Lewis’ Speech at the 1963 March on Washington
Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story
John Robert Lewis (brief video biography)
The Comic Book That Changed the World: Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story’s vital role in the Civil Rights Movement by Andrew Aydin

“Black, Brown and White” by Big Bill Broonzy
“Mississippi Goddamn” by Nina Simone
“A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke
“Original Faubus Fables” by Charles Mingus

Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Interchange – The Acceptable MLK: Speech Over Action


Host Doug Storm is joined by Rasul Mowatt and Jacinda Townsend to discuss why Martin Luther King, Jr. has been remembered and elevated to represent the struggle toward civil rights as opposed to other civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X; and how creating a “great leader” to follow can undermine the support of community movements for social and economic justice.

Rasul Mowatt is an Associate Professor in Indiana University’s School of Public Health.

Jacinda Townsend is an Assistant Professor the English Department  at Indiana University and author of the novel Saint Monkey.


Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Social Media: Carissa Barrett
Executive Producer: Alycin Bektesh

WFHB and The Ryder Magazine Present an Interview with Cartoonist Nate Powell


Cartoonist Nate Powell has become one of the most recognized names in the graphic novel industry. Born in Arkansas and eventually making his way to Bloomington, Powell makes stops in New York and other cities operating an indie record label, fronts for a combination punk band and puppet show, and
works with the developmentally disabled. His latest graphic novel, called March: Book One, is the story of civil rights pioneer and Georgia Congressman John Lewis. Powell spoke with correspondent Michael Glab for this feature report, the first of a series jointly produced by WFHB and The Ryder Magazine.

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