Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement Author John Lewis
ISBN-10 1476797714
ISBN-13 9781476797717
Year 2015-02-10
Pages 544
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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The award winning national bestseller Walking with the Wind is one of our most important records of the American civil rights movement Told by John Lewis who Cornel West calls a national treasure this is a gripping first hand account of the fight for civil rights and the courage it takes to change a nation In 1957 a teenaged boy named John Lewis left a cotton farm in Alabama for Nashville the epicenter of the struggle for civil rights in America Lewiss adherence to nonviolence guided that critical time and established him as one of the movements most charismatic and courageous leaders Lewiss leadership in the Nashville Movementa student led effort to desegregate the city of Nashville using sit in techniques based on the teachings of Gandhiset the tone for major civil rights campaigns of the 1960s Lewis traces his role in the pivotal Selma marches Bloody Sunday and the Freedom Rides Inspired by his mentor Dr Martin Luther King Jr Lewiss vision and perseverance altered history In 1986 he ran and won a congressional seat in Georgia and remains in office to this day continuing to enact change The late Edward M Kennedy said of Lewis John tells it like it wasLewis spent most of his life walking against the wind of the times but he was surely walking with the wind of history

Other Version:

March Book One

March  Book One Author John Lewis
ISBN-10 9781603093026
Release 2013-08-12
Pages 126