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

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

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John Lewis was a civil rights activist who would go on to become a long-serving congressman. His death this summer provoked a national outpouring of grief. Images of his beating at Selma shocked the United States and led to swift passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He was later called the conscience of the Congress.

In this book published in 2012, 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.

Despite more than forty arrests, physical attacks, and serious injuries, John Lewis 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.