Incoming Freshman Students
Welcome to the Panther Family – we’re excited you’re here! Rep. John Lewis is the author of this year’s First Year book, and Keynote Speaker at Convocation. If you’re living in the dorms, your RA will walk you over to the Sports Arena. If you’re traveling from elsewhere, please park in M Deck. Questions? See our contact info below.
Georgia State Faculty
Welcome back faculty! We hope you can join us to welcome the class of 2024! Please remember to wear your regalia and only bring what you can carry. We look forward to seeing you there.
This year's first year novel, March: Book Three is part of The March trilogy, an autobiographical black and white graphic novel trilogy about the Civil Rights Movement, told through the perspective of civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. March: Book Three follows at the end of 1963, when the Civil Rights Movement had the full attention of the country, and as a chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Lewis help to guide the movement. In the third book, SNCC continues to force the nation to confront its injustice and racism but the danger grows with more Jim Crow laws with the threats of violence and death. Lewis and an army of activists launch a series of campaigns, including the 1963 Freedom Ballot and Mississippi Freedom Summer. This was the movement to give voting rights to all people that resulted in various Selma to Montgomery marches that came to a historic showdown with Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama.
About Congressman Lewis
Often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community” in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress.
Our offices are open from 8:30 until 5:15 p.m. Monday - Friday for questions about convocation.