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

Author/Creator:
Lewis, John, 1940-2020.
Edition:
1st Harvest ed.
Publication:
San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1999.
Series:
Harvest book
A Harvest book
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 526 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Lewis, John, 1940-2020.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) -- Biography.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
United States. Congress. House
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
African American legislators -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
African American civil rights workers -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
African American civil rights workers.
African American legislators.
Civil rights movements.
Civil rights workers.
Legislators.
Southern States.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
History.
Autobiographies.
Summary:
The son of an Alabama sharecropper, and now a sixth-term United States Congressman, John Lewis has led an extraordinary life, one that found him at the epicenter of the civil rights movement in the late '50s and '60s. As Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Lewis was present at all the major battlefields of the movement. Arrested more than forty times and severely beaten on several occasions, he was one of the youngest yet most courageous leaders. Walking with the Wind offers rare insight into the movement and the personalities of all the civil rights leaders-what was happening behind the scenes, the infighting, struggles, and triumphs. Lewis takes us from the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he led more than five hundred marchers on what became known as "Bloody Sunday."
Contents:
Coming up. "That was some hard times" ; A small world, a safe world ; Pilot light
Nashville. "The boy from Troy" ; Soul force ; "Nigras, nigras everywhere!"
Freedom ride. "This is the students" ; Last supper ; Mr. Greyhound
Snick. Raise up the rug ; "We march today" ; "Keep your stick down"
"Uhuru". "Feel angry with me" ; Freedom fighters ; Into Selma
Going down. Bloody Sunday ; De-election ; "Why?"
Home. The new South ; Old ghosts ; Onward.
Notes:
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Includes index.
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards - Nonfiction, Winner, 1999
Local notes:
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Hackney.
Contributor:
D'Orso, Michael.
ISBN:
0156007088
9780156007085
OCLC:
41137724
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