Across That Bridge by John Lewis audiobook

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

By John Lewis
Read by Keith David

Hyperion, Hachette Books 9781401324117

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549149894

  • ISBN: 9781549149887

Runtime: 5.46 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the NAACP Image Award

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


In Across That Bridge, Congressman John Lewis draws from his experience as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless wisdom, poignant recollections, and powerful principles for anyone interested in challenging injustices and inspiring real change toward 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, a close confidant to Martin Luther King, Jr., have never been more relevant. Despite more than forty arrests, physical attacks, and serious injuries, John Lewis has remained a devoted advocate of the discipline and philosophy of nonviolence. Now, in an era in which the protest culture he helped forge has resurfaced as a force for change, Lewis' insights have never been more relevant. In this heartfelt book, Lewis explores the contributions that each generation must make to achieve change.




Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Faith, patience, truth, love, peace, study, and reconciliation: these are the buckets into which Lewis pours his message…The book provides a testament to the power of nonviolence in social movements, with moving personal accounts of the Freedom Rides…[and] the advice of a wise uncle who has earned the right to say his peace.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: John Lewis

Author Bio: John Lewis

John Lewis (1940–2020), who served in Congress since 1987, was a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was a founder and chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and played a key role in the struggle to end segregation. Despite more than forty arrests, physical attacks, and serious injuries, he remained a devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence. He also helped organize the Freedom Rides. He is co-author of the first comics work ever to win the National Book Award, the bestselling graphic novel memoir trilogy March, written with Andrew Aydin. He is also the recipient of numerous awards from national and international institutions including the Lincoln Medal, the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” Lifetime Achievement Award, and the NAACP Spingarn Medal, among many others.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 5.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English