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Across That Bridge

Life Lessons And A Vision For Change

By John Lewis, 1940 February 21-

Although it has been decades since the historic social upheavals of the 1960s, Americans continue to look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. With an engaged electorate once again confronting 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 through visionary change.

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." ---from John Lewis's Across That Bridge

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Format: Book
Author: Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-
Title: Across that bridge : life lessons and a vision for change / John Lewis.
Publisher Date: New York : Hyperion, c2012.
Subject: Lewis, John, 1940 February 21- -- Philosophy. United States. Congress. House -- Biography. Conduct of life Legislators -- United States -- Biography African American legislators -- Biography. Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography African American civil rights workers -- Biography
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Format: Book
Author: Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-
Title: Across that bridge : life lessons and a vision for change / John Lewis.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Hyperion, c2012.
Description: 180 p. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Lewis, John, 1940 February 21- -- Philosophy.
Subjects: United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Subjects: Conduct of life
Subjects: Legislators -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: African American legislators -- Biography.
Subjects: Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: African American civil rights workers -- Biography
LCCN: 2011050558
ISBN: 9781401324117
ISBN: 1401324118
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