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Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement / John Lewis with Michael D'Orso.

Lewis, John, 1940- (Author). D'Orso, Michael, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Nazareth.

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2 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 92 LEW LEW 2015 (Text) 31001101801018 Adult Biography Checked Out 09/24/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476797717
  • ISBN: 1476797714
  • Physical Description: xvii, 526 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Simon & Schuster trade paperback edtion.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one. Coming up -- "That was some hard times" -- A small world, a safe world -- Pilot light -- Part two. "The boy from Troy" -- Soul force -- "Nigras, nigras everywhere!" -- Part three. Freedom ride -- "This is the students" -- Last supper -- Mr. Greyhound -- Part four. Snick -- Rise up the rug -- "We march today" -- "Keep your stick down" -- Part five. "Uhuru" -- "Feel angry with me" -- Freedom fighters -- Into Selma -- Part six. Going down -- Bloody Sunday -- De-election -- "Why?" -- Part seven. Home -- The new South -- Old ghosts -- Onward.
Summary, etc.:
"Lewis's role in the Nashville Movement - a student-led effort to desegregate the city of Nashville through nonviolent sit-ins - made him a defining activist of his day and helped set the tone for the civil rights movement. Though he was repeatedly a victim of violence and intimidation, his belief in peaceful action, inspired by his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, became the core of his cause and vision. In this classic bestseller, John Lewis vividly captures America's tumultuous civil rights era. His natural gift as a leader would continue. In 1986, he won a congressional seat in Georgia, and remains in office to this day."--From the cover.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
Subject: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) > Biography.
Civil rights workers > United States > Biography.
African American civil rights workers > Biography.
Civil rights movements > Southern States > History > 20th century.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biography.

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