John Lewis recounts March on Washington on ‘The Colbert Report’ (VIDEO)

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) sat down with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert on Tuesday to talk about the 1963 March on Washington, which he called an "unbelievable day."

"America is a better America because of the March on Washington," Lewis said. "And we are a better people."

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Lewis spoke and Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, will be observed later this month.

Lewis also talked about his graphic novel ... and even discussed his superpower.

Check out the complete interview below.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

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