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Title:
Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement
Author:
Lewis, John, 1940 February 21- author.
ISBN:
9781476797717
Edition:
Simon & Schuster trade paperback edtion.
Physical Description:
xvii, 526 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Part I. Coming up. "That was some hard times" ; A small world, a safe world ; Pilot light -- Part II. Nashville. "The boy from Troy" ; Soul force ; "Nigras, nigras everywhere!" -- Part III. Freedom ride. "This is the students" ; Last supper ; Mr. Greyhound -- Part IV. Snick. Raise up the rug ; "We march today" ; "Keep your stick down" -- Part V. "Uhuru." "Feel angry with me" ; Freedom fighters ; Into Selma -- Part VI. Going down. Bloody Sunday ; De-election ; "Why?" ; Part VII. Home. The new South ; Old ghosts ; Onward.
Abstract:
"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."--Back cover.
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