John Lewis : in search of the beloved community
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2024]., , ©2024.
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xvi, 552 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), portraits, photographs ; 25 cm.
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2024]., , ©2024.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-514) 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, indominatable 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 antipoverty initiatives, and his decades of service as the 'conscience of Congress.' Both in the streets and in Congress, Lewis promoted a philosophy of nonviolence to bring about change. He helped the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders plan the 1963 March on Washington, where he spoke at the Lincoln Memorial. Lewis's activism led to repeated arrests and beatings, most notably when he suffered a skull fracture in Selma, Alabama during the 1965 police attack later known as Bloody Sunday. He was instrumental in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and in Congress he advocated for racial and economic justice, immigration reform, LGBTQ rights, and national health care. 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 his pursuit, and even in death his influence endures, inspiring mobilization and resistance in the fight for social justice." --book jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Arsenault, R. (2024). John Lewis: in search of the beloved community . Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Arsenault, Raymond. 2024. John Lewis: In Search of the Beloved Community. Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Arsenault, Raymond. John Lewis: In Search of the Beloved Community Yale University Press, 2024.

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Arsenault, Raymond. John Lewis: In Search of the Beloved Community Yale University Press, 2024.

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