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Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2001

    I have come a long way, too long to turn back now...

    So many people today don't realize what the real war of the civil rights meant to those fighting it. Equality, integration, freedom and independance are the things that are remembered. But togetherness and the end of racism, fighting with dignity and not with the kind of violence that kills so many people today were then so abundantly preached. Why is it okay for people to run around in gangs and spread the violent nature that they choose to live their lives with and then let a tear fall on the eve of King's death? Is it irony? Or is it a way of spitting on his grave? How can a people cry about all the suppression they have had to overcome, yet now are living through welfare and letting their children raise themselves? Yes, it is true that there are those who can't seem to rise above the poverty that infests our countries today. But there are those who still refuse to rise above. There are those still who don't see the need to fight so that thier children may have a better chance in the world. There are few left who still HAVE A DREAM and are willing to keep that dream alive. Crystal Crawford/ATX

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2000

    Outstanding book!

    A 'must read' for anyone concerned with human rights. Inspirational, well written and educational. John Lewis does an outstanding job sharing his experiences and those of others who stood up for what they believed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Lewis Sheds Light On Civil Rights

    If interested in the Civil Rights Movement and all the exeperiences Afro-Americans went through in their struggle for equality, this is the one. Lewis does a remarkable job of capturing the Movement.

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    excellent

    Lewis was at most of the turning points in the golden age of the civil rights movement. His memoir is a short course in the civil rights movement. This is a great story about a great man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2002

    Absolutely Terrific!

    This is a book that should be required reading for all Americans. The stories of the brutality experienced by Lewis and his Civil Rights colleagues are unbelievable! The people who experienced 'The Movement' first-hand are true American heroes. John Lewis' story is one for the ages.

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