March tells the story of the civil rights movement through the eyes of Congressman John Lewis. It is January 20, 2009 and President Barack Obama is being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America. Congressman John Lewis goes to his office before the inauguration and is met by a family interested in history and how African Americans arrived at this point in history. John Lewis grew up in Pike County, Alabama. His whole perspective on the possibilities in life changed on a trip he took with his Uncle Otis. They traveled north to Buffalo, New York. Seeing the way black people lived in the north made john more aware of the differences in south segregation had made. He returned home determined to become an educated citizen.