John Lewis : in search of the beloved community
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2024].
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ISBN
9780300253757, 0300253753
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Amherst Jones Library - Main FloorNEW BIOGRAPHY 328.73 LEWIS (Arsenault)Available
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Published
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2024].
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xvi, 552 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780300253757, 0300253753

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"For six decades John Robert Lewis (1940-2020) was a towering figure in the U.S. struggle for civil rights. As an activist and progressive congressman, he was renowned for his unshakable integrity, indomitable courage, and determination to get into "good trouble." In this first book-length biography of Lewis, Raymond Arsenault traces Lewis's upbringing in rural Alabama, his activism as a Freedom Rider and leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, his championing of voting rights and anti-poverty initiatives, and his decades of service as the "conscience of Congress." Arsenault recounts Lewis's lifetime of work toward one overarching goal: realizing the "beloved community," an ideal society based in equity and inclusion. Lewis never wavered in this pursuit, and even in death his influence endures, inspiring mobilization and resistance in the fight for social justice."--,adapted from dust jacket.

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