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Sep
20
Congressman JOHN LEWIS & ANDREW AYDIN at Calvary Presbyterian Church
Books Inc. in Alameda, Saturday, September 20 at 2pm
The San Francisco Waldorf High School Lecture Series presents "A Champion for Civil Rights on the Continuing March for Equality" with Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and Congressional Aide Andrew Aydin, co-authors of March, the first book in a graphic novel trilogy which gives a vivid and powerful account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Illustrated by Eisner Award-winner Nate Powell, and with a Starred Review by Publishers Weekly and Booklist, March is rooted in Lewis' personal story, and also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. This conversation will be moderated by National Book Award-nominated historian Adam Hochschild, author of several works of non-fiction including To End All Wars and Bury the Chains. Click here to R.S.V.P.

Location: Calvary Presbyterian Church Street: 2515 Fillmore Street City: San Francisco, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
12
John Lewis
Booknotes, Sunday, July 12, 1998
John Lewis 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 justice—from Selma to Montgomery to Birmingham and beyond. Lewis's leadership of the Nashville Movement—a student-led effort to desegregate the city of Nashville using sit-in techniques based on the teachings of Gandhi—established 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)
Aug
27
A conversation with John Lewis about the civil rights movement
Charlie Rose, Thursday, August 27, 1998
John Lewis

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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