WALKING WITH THE WIND: A Memoir of the Movement. John Lewis, Michael D'Orso.
WALKING WITH THE WIND: A Memoir of the Movement

WALKING WITH THE WIND: A Memoir of the Movement

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication by John Lewis on the half-title, with an invitation to a reception honoring the civil rights icon at The Museum of African American Art in Los Angeles laid in. The son of an Alabama sharecropper, who served seventeen terms in the United States House of Representatives, John Lewis (1940-2020) led an extraordinary life, one that found him at the epicenter of the civil rights movement in the late 1950s and '60s. As Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Lewis was present at all the major battlefields of the movement. Arrested more than forty times and severely beaten on several occasions, he was one of the youngest yet most courageous leaders. Written with charm, warmth, and honesty, this memoir offers rare insight into the movement and the personalities of those involved. Octavo: 496 p. with 47 textual photographs. Original gray paper-covered boards over a gray cloth spine, with gilt titles. A bit of bumping to the corners and tips, with some general rubbing to the dust jacket; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #74293
ISBN: 0684810654

Price: $750.00

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