Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - History - 526 pages
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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. Written with charm, warmth, and honesty, 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." While there have been exceptional books on the movement, there has never been a front-line account by a man like John Lewis. A true American hero, his story is "destined to become a classic in civil rights literature." (Los Angeles Times)
 

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This was a very interesting and informative book. John Lewis is a hero of mine since I read about him in David Halberstam's book, "The Children". John's book gives a personal account of the civil ... Read full review

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This was a very interesting and informative book. John Lewis is a hero of mine since I read about him in David Halberstam's book, "The Children". John's book gives a personal account of the civil ... Read full review

Contents

A SMALL WORLD A SAFE WORLD
16
PILOT LIGHT
32
NASHVILLE
53
SOUL FORCE
71
NIGRAS NIGRAS EVERYWHERE
90
THIS IS THE STUDENTS
115
LAST SUPPER
130
MR GREYHOUND
146
FREEDOM FIGHTERS
283
INTO SELMA
300
PartVl GOING DOWN
333
BLOODY SUNDAY
335
DEELECTION
363
WHY?
393
home
423
THE NEW SOUTH
425

snick
173
RAISE UP THE RUG
175
WE MARCH TODAY
202
KEEP YOUR STICK DOWN
232
PartV uhuru 13 FEEL ANGRY WITH ME
261
OLD GHOSTS
452
ONWARD
480
INDEX
505
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