Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

by John Lewis, Michael D'Orso


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ISBN-13: 9781476797717
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 78,983
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

John Lewis is the US Representative for Georgia’s fifth district, a position he has held since 1987.

Michael D’Orso is the author of sixteen books, which include Oceana, Plundering Paradise, and The Cost of Courage. His work has been featured or reviewed in The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and other publications.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Prologue xv

Part I Coming Up

1 "That Was Some Hard Times" 3

2 A Small World, a Safe World 16

3 Pilot Light 32

Part II Nashville

4 "The Boy From Troy" 57

5 Soul Force 71

6 "Nigras, Nigras Everywhere!" 90

Part III Freedom Ride

7 "This is the Students" 115

8 Last Supper 130

9 Mr. Greyhound 146

Part IV Snick

10 Raise Up The Rug 175

11 "We March Today" 202

12 "Keep Your Stick Down" 232

Part V "Uhuru"

13 "Feel Angry With Me" 261

14 Freedom Fighters 283

15 Into Selma 300

Part VI Going Down

16 Bloody Sunday 335

17 De-Election 363

18 "Why?" 393

Part VII Home

19 The New South 425

20 Old Ghosts 452

21 Onward 480

Index 504

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Walking with the Wind; A Memoir of the Movement 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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movienut2001 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.