Walking With the Wind

Walking With the Wind

A Memoir of the Movement

Book - 2015
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2015
Edition: Simon & Schuster trade paperback edtion
ISBN: 9781476797717
Characteristics: xvii, 526 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: D'Orso, Michael - Author


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PimaLib_MargotN Jan 13, 2016

"A first-hand account of the turbulent struggle for civil rights and the willingness and courage to change the course of history...A teen-aged boy who stepped off a cotton farm in Alabama and into the epicenter of the struggle for civil rights in America...During the 1960's he was repeatedly a victim of violence and intimidation, but his singular belief in non-violent action, inspired by his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, was a defining characteristic of his leadership and vision."
Simon and Shuster

Feb 14, 2014

This book has earned its place on my short list of all time favorites. The opening chapter was remarkable. By page eleven I knew I was in for a wonderful read.


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