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Real-life hero recalls historic walk at Comic-Con

Comic-Con usually celebrates fantasy heroes like Superman, but one real-life hero, Congressman John Lewis, upstaged them all this weekend.

50th anniversary recreation of the Selma march.
50th anniversary recreation of the Selma march. Image by Luke Lucas / CC BY-SA 2.0

Lewis, a prominent Civil Rights Movement figure and one of those who marched at Selma fifty years ago, this year recreated the famous walk, wearing the same coat he wore in 1965. The congressman is at Comic-Con in San Diego promoting his graphic novel about the fight for civil rights in the 1960s. Read more: rawstory.com