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John Lewis - MARCH, BOOKS 1 & 2
Congressman John Lewis
visits the Houston Public Library to discuss his role in the historic Civil Rights March
es of the 1960s.
Brazos Bookstore will be on-hand to sell copies of March: Book one
: BOOK TWO. Tickets to attend the presentation are free with a reservation. Seating is limited.
You can reserve your books to be signed from this page. Pay online with a credit card or at the event. Choose Pick Up In Store as your shipping option.
Want signed books, but can't attend the event? Pre-purchase books before February 7. They will be signed are returned to the store for pickup on Feburary 9.
Location: Cullen Theater, Wortham Center Street: 500 Texas Avenue City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77002 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
John Lewis has 2 media appearances.
discusses Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
Forty years ago, a teenaged boy named John Lewis stepped off a cotton farm in Alabama and into the epicenter of the struggle for civil rights in America. The ideals of nonviolence which guided that critical time of American history established him as one of the movement's most charismatic and courageous leaders. In Walking with the Wind, John Lewis recounts his life with the fierce simplicity for which he is known, both in public and private. It began in rural poverty but within the bosom of a loving and resilient family. It has ranged across almost every battlefield in the most dramatic struggles for racial justicefrom Selma to Montgomery to Birmingham and beyond. Lewis's leadership of the Nashville Movementa student-led effort to desegregate the city of Nashville using sit-in techniques based on the teachings of Gandhiestablished him as one of the movement's defining figures and set the tone for the major civil rights campaigns of the 1960s, from the Freedom Rides of 1961, during which Lewis was repeatedly brutally beaten and imprisoned; to the 1963 March on Washington, where his fiery speech thrust him into the national spotlight; to his selection as the national chairman of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), which he helped shape and guide; to the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" attack at Selma, where Lewis suffered a fractured skull during a tear gas attack by Alabama state troopers. Lewis, as a participant in the movement, was to be, and remains, utterly true to his boyhood hero, Martin Luther King Jr., as a believer in the philosophy and discipline of nonviolent social action. In 1966, Lewis was ousted as SNCC chairman by Stokely Carmichael, who represented the emerging militant "Black Power" direction of the movement. Two years later, Lewis joined Robert Kennedy in his 1968 campaign for the presidency. He was with Kennedy moments before he was assassinated. Lewis, committed to the principles of nonviolence, spent the next decade organizing and registering four million voters in the South. In 1986, he sought a United States congressional seat in a campaign against his old friend, comrade, and former SNCC colleague Julian Bond. Lewis won the seat in a great upset and serves in Congress to this day. John Lewis tells his story of struggle in the civil rights movement, of comradeship in that community, of its battles and triumphs, and of his own persevering faith with great charm, candor, and humor. from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)
A conversation with John Lewis about the civil rights movement
A conversation with John Lewis, the organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), about his legacy with the civil rights movement and his subsequent political career as a congressman from Georgia. (timspalding)
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