Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

by John Lewis
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Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America by John Lewis

Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography

In turbulent times Americans look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. As we confront questions of social inequality there's no better time to revisit the lessons of the '60s and no better leader to learn from than Congressman John Lewis.

In Across That Bridge, Congressman Lewis draws from his experience as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless guidance to anyone seeking to live virtuously and transform the world. His wisdom, poignant recollections, and powerful ideas will inspire a new generation to usher in a freer, more peaceful society. The Civil Rights Movement gave rise to the protest culture we know today, and the experiences of leaders like Congressman Lewis have never been more relevant. Now, more than ever, this nation needs a strong and moral voice to guide an engaged population.

Congressman John Lewis was a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and played a key role in the struggle to end segregation. Despite more than forty arrests, physical attacks, and serious injuries, John Lewis remained a devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence. He is the author of his autobiography, Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of a Movement, and is the recipient of numerous awards from national and international institutions, including the Lincoln Medal; the John F. Kennedy "Profile in Courage" Lifetime Achievement Award (the only one of its kind ever awarded); the NAACP Spingarn Medal; and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, among many others. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia."

The most important lesson I have learned in the fifty years I have spent working toward the building of a better world is that the true work of social transformation starts within. It begins inside your own heart and mind, because the battleground of human transformation is really, more than any other thing, the struggle within the human consciousness to believe and accept what is true. Thus to truly revolutionize our society, we must first revolutionize ourselves. We must be the change we seek if we are to effectively demand transformation from others." —John Lewis in Across That Bridge

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401324117
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 174,501
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Congressman John Lewis was a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and played a key role in the struggle to end segregation. Despite more than 40 arrests, physical attacks, and serious injuries, John Lewis remained a devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence. He is the author of his autobiography, Walking With the Wind: A Memoir of a Movement and is the recipient of numerous awards from national and international institutions including the Lincoln Medal, the John F. Kennedy "Profile in Courage" Lifetime Achievement Award (the only of its kind ever awarded), and the NAACP Spingarn Medal, among many others. He lives in Atlanta, GA.

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Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of us sixties children remember the civil rights era and the prevailing truth emerging for so many that John Lewis held in heart all along.
KellyJB More than 1 year ago
Very Inspirational book! John Lewis is a very humble, courageous and strong man, as well as everyone else who was involved in the Civil Rights Movement.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Read it!
Paul_S85 More than 1 year ago
Simple yet elegant and inspiring. Touches the common sense and sets a vivid tone for the senses. This man has a lot of wisdom to impart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago