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Lewis, John 1940 February 21-

Overview
Works: 198 works in 338 publications in 1 language and 18,329 library holdings
Genres: History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Historical comics  Comics (Graphic works)  Nonfiction comics  Biography  Biographical comics  Autobiographical comics  Documentary films 
Subject Headings: Legislators  Civil rights workers 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Performer, Commentator, Producer, Lyricist, Speaker, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: E840.8.L43, B
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March by John Lewis( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a climax on the steps of City Hall. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington D.C., and from receiving beatings from state troopers, to receiving the Medal of Freedom awarded to him by Barack Obama, the first African-American president
American blackout( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent. Chronicles the patterns of voter disenfranchisement from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004 while following the story of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
A. Philip Randolph : for jobs & freedom( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the African American labor leader, journalist, and civil rights activist, A. Philip Randolph. Randolph won the first national labor agreement for a black union, The Sleeping Car porters. His threat of a protest march on Washington forced President Roosevelt to ban segregation in the federal government and defense industries at the onset of WWII and again he forced Truman to integrate the military. Finally with the 1963 March on Washington, Randolph succeeded in placing civil rights at the forefront of the nation's legislative agenda as he passed the torch to Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes music of the labor and civil rights movements
John Lewis : get in the way( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the courageous journey of John Lewis, a civil rights hero, congressional leader, and human rights champion whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years. The son of sharecroppers, Lewis grew up in the segregated South and rose from Alabama's Black Belt to the corridors of power on Capitol Hill. His humble origins have forever linked him to those whose voices often go unheard
Ain't scared of your jails 1960-1961( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black college students take a leadership role in the civil rights movement as lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South. "Freedom Riders" also try to desegregate interstate buses, but they are brutally attacked as they travel
The gentleman from Ohio by Louis Stokes( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fannie Lou Hamer : everyday battle( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A video biography about civil rights legend Fannie Lou Hamer. Reports the details of Hamer's tough early years in Mississippi, her unexpected rise to national prominence, through her last years, often spent alone and ignored. Congressman John Lewis discusses her legacy
Fierce light : when spirit meets action( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capturing the excitement of spiritual activism that is catalyzing the planet, Fierce light illuminates the connection between spirituality and social change. Luminaries such as Alice Walker, John Lewis and Noah Levine share how their faith is a catalyst for political action
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 28: John Lewis, Chair of SNCC from 1963 to 1966, has been a member of Congress for 24 years. Jailed 40 times and badly beaten several times during civil rights protests, Lewis became deeply involved with the sit-in movement. "We did what young people do so well," says Lewis. "We got in the way." His address is filled with reminiscence, acknowledging old friends in SNCC and invoking the Movement martyrs. His years in Congress and the election of Barack Obama, says Lewis, does not negate the need to continue the struggle. "You're not too old to fight, to push. It's in your blood, in your DNA. Stand up and make some noise."
50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Obama delivered remarks to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act in the South Court Auditorium at the White House. August 6, 2015. Introduction by John Lewis
Famous human rights crusaders : Ida B. Wells & Fannie Lou Hammer( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ida B. Wells: A community organizer and grass roots leader who was a precursor of the modern Civil Rights movement. Fannie Lou Hamer: An inspiration to anyone who has ever faced oppression & a powerful reminder of what one individual is capable of achieving in the face of adversity. One of the true icons of the Civil Rights movement
Shirley Chisholm: First African American Congresswoman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley Chisholm, born 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress and the first to campaign for the Presidency. She was an outspoken advocate for women and minorities during the seven terms she served in the House. Her legacy of political and social activism laid the foundation for the rise of women and Blacks in American politics. 'Of my two 'handicaps' being female put more obstacles in my path than being black.' This program is a celebration of her life and a political diary from the 1960s through the 1970s during an era of political transition and social change. The range of Chisholm's activism is explored in depth through her involvement in civil rights, women's rights, and the anti-Vietnam War efforts. We witness the excitement firsthand of Chisholm announcing her candidacy for President with the Democratic Party in 1972, declaring she is not a representative solely of the black or female communities, but 'a candidate of the people'. Though she did not win the nomination that year, she remained active in politics and served the House of Representatives until her retirement in 1982. In this inspiring program, Shirley Chisholm emerges as a charismatic leader and social reformer that achieved positive change in American politics and society for future generations
Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fannie Lou Hamer, born in 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi, was the granddaughter of a slave and the youngest of 20 children. Raised by hardworking parents who were sharecroppers, she was no stranger to poverty or hardship. An inspirational speaker and writer, she used her powerful voice to raise the cause of equality and freedom for all blacks in America and became a defining force in the fight against social injustice during the early years of the civil rights movement. In this rare documentary, her struggles and triumphs are expressed through Hamer's own words as well as those of friends and colleagues. While attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention, Fannie Lou Hamer posed the defining question: 'Is this America? The land of the free and the home of the brave? Where we have to sleep with our telephone off the hook, because our lives be threatened daily because we want to live in peace as human beings in America?' She will be remembered for winning the right to vote for Black Americans and exposing Americas poverty by giving a voice to those in need. This program is an inspiration to anyone who has ever faced oppression and acts as a powerful reminder of what one individual is capable of achieving in the face of adversity
PBS NewsHour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years ago, 23-year-old John Lewis raised his voice to a crowd of more than 200,000 people at a protest march that would come to represent 'the best of America.' Gwen Ifill talks to the congressman about what motivated him to become a young civil rights leader and the current state of civil rights and equality in America
PBS NewsHour. a memoir of the movement' (July 7, 1998)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video, produced by MacNeil-Lehrer Productions, is an interview with Congressman John Lewis, who recalls events during the Civil Rights movement
A call to conscience : the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Recording )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twelve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most famous speeches, with new introductions written and read by a variety of notable persons
Meet the press. the American dream( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Lawmakers and pundits gather on a special edition to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years after the 1963 March on Washington; John Lewis discusses race in America during the last 50 years; Richard Engel and Kristen Welker discuss Syria; Cory Booker discusses his future as a politician; insights and analysis from Al Sharpton, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Brooks, Sheryl WuDunn, Raul Labrador; Bobby Jindal discusses the future of America and his political future
I have a dream : original address from the march on Washington, August 1963 by Martin Luther King( Recording )

in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley Chisolm : the leader( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers the life and career of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm, the first black woman elected to Congress in 1969. THE LEADER brings to world attention one of the most memorable and charismatic political leaders of her era. Congressman John Lewis comments about her contributions"--Container
March by John Lewis( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence - but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before
 
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Τζον Λιούις

Джон Льюис

ג'ון לואיס

ג'ון לואיס פוליטיקאי אמריקאי

جان لویس سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

جون لويس

ジョン・ルイス (ジョージア州の政治家)

約翰·路易斯 (喬治亞州政治人物)

Languages
English (147)

Covers
A call to conscience : the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Freedom Riders : John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the front lines of the civil rights movementJohn Lewis in the lead : a story of the civil rights movementJohn Lewis : from freedom rider to CongressmanPolitical profiles : John Lewis