This Week: March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.
Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.
Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.
Pardon Me - Every time the story is interrupted by someone, take a drink.
For the Bible Tells Me So - Anytime someone preaches or makes a bible reference, take a drink.
Be Like Gandhi. - Whenever someone talks about or references being nonviolent, take a drink.
Much Like the Chickens - Every time chickens of eggs are mentioned, take a drink.
Don’t Rock the Boat - Take a drink every time John is told not to rock the boat.
Sweet Tea Mint Juleps
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 to 6 mint leaves
- 2 family-sized tea bags
- 3 cups water
- 3/4 to 1 cup bourbon
- crushed ice
- lemon slices
- mint sprigs
- Bring 2 cups water, sugar, and mint leaves to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.
- Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for about 5 minutes.
- Remove tea bags and add 3 cups cold water.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Add bourbon to tea mixture. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Add tea mixture and garnish with lemon and mint. Squeeze lemon into drink if desired.
May I Speak to the Manager Please
- 3 oz Dark Rum
- 1 oz Ginger Liquor
- Splash of Orange Juice
- 2-3 pinches of Ground Cardimum
Add to shaker with Ice. Shake the shit out of it. Strain into a glass with ice. Add 2 slightly crushed mint leaves. Garnish with orange slice.
Virgin Mint Julep
- 6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate
- 3 oz limeade concentrate
- 4 teaspoons of creme de menth syrup
Mix and combined with club soda and or water to taste. Garnish with mint leaves and cherries.
Martin Luther King, Jr
- 2 oz Canadian Whiskey
- 1 oz Dry Vermouth
- 2 Dashes Bitters
- Lemon Twist
Add ingredients (except lemon twist) to cocktail shaker with ice, stir till outside of shaker is cold. Strain into a glass over ice, and add lemon twist.
- 1 oz southern comfort
- 1 oz amaretto
- 1 oz sloe gin
- 2 oz orange juice
Fill cocktail shaker half with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake the shit out of it. Fill a high ball glass with ice, and strain drink into glass. Garnish with Cherry Orange Wheel.
Next Week: Middle aged, overweight Bob Reynolds remembers that he is the Sentry, a superhero whose "power of one million exploding suns" derives from a special serum. Realizing that his archenemy the Void is returning, Reynolds seeks out several prominent Marvel characters to warn them and to discover why no one remembers the Sentry.