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The Resource His truth is marching on : John Lewis and the power of hope, Jon Meacham ; afterword by John Lewis

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

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His truth is marching on : John Lewis and the power of hope
Title
His truth is marching on
Title remainder
John Lewis and the power of hope
Statement of responsibility
Jon Meacham ; afterword by John Lewis
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Meacham, Jon
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.L43
LC item number
M43 2020b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1940-2020
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Lewis, John
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  • Lewis, John
  • United States
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Legislators
  • Protest movements
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adult
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His truth is marching on : John Lewis and the power of hope, Jon Meacham ; afterword by John Lewis
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-575) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1198612853
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xii, 619 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593400173
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
His truth is marching on : John Lewis and the power of hope, Jon Meacham ; afterword by John Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-575) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1198612853
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xii, 619 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593400173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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