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His truth is marching on : John Lewis and the power of hope / Jon Meacham ; afterword by John Lewis.

Meacham, Jon, (author.). Lewis, John, 1940-2020 (writer of afterword.).

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"John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, is a visionary and a man of faith. Using intimate interviews with Lewis and his family and deep research into the history of the civil rights movement, Meacham writes of how the activist and leader was inspired by the Bible, his mother's unbreakable spirit, his sharecropper father's tireless ambition, and his teachers in nonviolence, Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr. A believer in hope above all else, Lewis learned from a young age that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy, a biblical imperative, and a transforming reality. At the age of four, Lewis, ambitious to become a preacher, practiced by preaching to the chickens he took care of. When his mother cooked one of the chickens, the boy refused to eat it--his first act of non-violent protest. Integral to Lewis's commitment to bettering the nation was his faith in humanity and in God, and an unshakable belief in the power of hope. Meacham calls Lewis "as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the nation-state in the eighteenth century. He did what he did--risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful--not in spite of America, but because of America, and not in spite of religion, but because of religion." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 328.73092 .L674m 2020 (Text) 37814003303360 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/01/2020 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 328.73 M479 (Text) 35178001817876 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/22/2020 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 921 LEW (Text) 37838000538934 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/21/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library 921 LEWIS 2020 (Text) 33892100703132 Adult New Books Book None 09/11/2020 Checked out 12/11/2020
Milton-Freewater Public Library 921 Lewis (Text) 37862000468074 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/15/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984855022
  • ISBN: 1984855026
  • Physical Description: xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-338) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Overture: the last march -- A hard life, a serious life -- The spirit of history -- Soul force -- In the image of God and democracy -- We are going to make you wish you was dead -- I'm going to die here -- This country don't run on love -- Epilogue: against the rulers of the darkness.
Summary, etc.:
"John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, is a visionary and a man of faith. Using intimate interviews with Lewis and his family and deep research into the history of the civil rights movement, Meacham writes of how the activist and leader was inspired by the Bible, his mother's unbreakable spirit, his sharecropper father's tireless ambition, and his teachers in nonviolence, Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr. A believer in hope above all else, Lewis learned from a young age that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy, a biblical imperative, and a transforming reality. At the age of four, Lewis, ambitious to become a preacher, practiced by preaching to the chickens he took care of. When his mother cooked one of the chickens, the boy refused to eat it--his first act of non-violent protest. Integral to Lewis's commitment to bettering the nation was his faith in humanity and in God, and an unshakable belief in the power of hope. Meacham calls Lewis "as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the nation-state in the eighteenth century. He did what he did--risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful--not in spite of America, but because of America, and not in spite of religion, but because of religion." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lewis, John, 1940-2020.
African American civil rights workers > Biography.
Civil rights workers > United States > Biography.
United States. Congress. House > Biography.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Protest movements > United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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