In the 1940s, Superman fought the Klan, as the creators of the Superman radio show subjected the hate group to the scorn it deserved. But it took another hero to inspire a young John Lewis with a comic book: Dr. Martin Luther King, in 1957’s The Montgomery Story. Now Congressman Lewis has followed suit with March, a graphic-novel account of the birth of the civil rights movement. He and his co-authors, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, will be appearing at the Brooklyn Public Library to discuss changing the world through activism and nonviolence. Kal-El, eat your heart out.
Wed., April 8, 7 p.m., 2015