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Lewis, John 1940 February 21-

Works: 123 works in 197 publications in 1 language and 9,383 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Music  Bibliography  Interviews  Sermons  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Performer, Interviewee, Producer, Speaker
Classifications: E840.8.L43, 328.73092
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March : Book One by John Lewis ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' 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 stunning 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 Wasiington 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 -- From cover flaps
A. Philip Randolph for jobs & freedom ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 356 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
American blackout ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 347 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
Ain't scared of your jails 1960-1961 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on two major events involving students in the civil rights struggle - the lunch counter sit-ins in the south (particularly Nashville, Tennessee) and the Freedom Riders trip from Washington D.C. to Mississippi. Included in the program is the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee and the importance it played in these events
Fannie Lou Hamer everyday battle ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 98 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
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 84 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
Shirley Chisolm the leader ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 73 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 rings to world attention one of the most memorable and charismatic political leaders of her era. Congressman John Lewis comments about her contributions"--Container
I have a dream : original address from the march on Washington, August 1963 by Martin Luther King ( Recording )
in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In remembrance of Martin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal comments from family, friends, and advisors fill this remarkable documentary honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta Scott King joins the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Julian Bond, Jimmy Carter, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Senator Edward Kennedy, John Lewis, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and Andrew Young, who recall Dr. King's career and trace his leadership in the civil rights movement. Includes portions of his "I Have a Dream" speech
We shall overcome! Documentary of the March on Washington by Joan Baez ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Century America's time ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beset by both international and domestic pressures, America during the Camelot years was swiftly approaching a political-cultural meltdown. This program documents U.S.-Soviet conflicts of interest in Cuba and Vietnam and the growing polarization at home between civil rights activists and segregationist hard-liners, which resulted in the Birmingham riots and the freedom march on Washington, D.C
The 10 conditions of love by Screen Australia ; Film Victoria ; Arcimedia (Firm) ; Common Room Productions (Firm) ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, a human rights activist twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the impassioned though graying exiled leader of the Uyghurs, a Muslim people whose ancestral home, East Turkestan, was annexed by the Chinese in 1949 and re-named Xinxiang province . Since then the Chinese have dominated politically, culturally and economically, much as they have done in Tibet. Ms. Kadeer was fiercely nationalistic since her youth. Married off at an early age and bearing six children in close succession, she was divorced by her husband for her activism. Penniless, she rose through her wits and industry to become one of the wealthiest people in China, after Deng ushered in an era of capitalism. Remaining politically active, she paid the price. Several of her sons languish in Chinese prisons while she and her second husband, in exile, keep alive the protest movement from abroad. Using archival footage, the film traces the violent conflict between Chinese and Uyghurs. She is the tireless head of the Uyghur American Association, based in Washington, D.C., where she lobbies Congress to press for human rights in China
They were there remembering the civil rights movement ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although many of the movers and shakers of the Civil Rights era are gone now, their names will live forever through their achievements. This NewsHour program describes the courageous actions of Rosa Parks and Hamilton Holmes and picks the brain of John Lewis about what it was like to take part in the Freedom Ride and to lead the Selma march on Bloody Sunday."--FMG site
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 34 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."
The twentieth century book, its illustration and design by John Lewis ( Book )
12 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhetorical highlights from the impeachment of Bill Clinton ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the legislative impeachment of Bill Clinton through step-by-step documentary film of the impeachment process including questioning of witnesses, testimony by Representatives of the House and Senate and lawyers as the impeachment process is debated in the House, the Senate trial, and the final vote tally
Fierce light when spirit meets action ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A discourse narrated by the filmmaker, in which racism, civil rights, and basic human rights are explored. The film seeks to determine the causes and motivation of activists and protesters, declaring that this motivation is essentially a shared force."
A day to remember August 28, 1963 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary footage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 and Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech. With interviews with Moe Tandler, Walter Fauntroy, and John Lewis and excerpts from a memorial service in 1978 featuring C. Edward Thomas' I have a dream for choir and orchestra
We shall overcome the march on Washington, August 28, 1963 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Luther King Jr. leading America to the promised land ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retelling of the events leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther, King, Jr. in Memphis Tenn. Includes interviews with civil rights leaders such as John Lewis, Andrew Young and Jesse Jackson. Investigates links of killer James Earl Ray with the FBI. Shows the dedication of the King memorial in Selma, Ala
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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.06 for Freedom Ri ... to 0.90 for Nomination ...)
Alternative Names
Lewis, J. E. (compositor)
Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21-
Lewis, John R., 1940-
Lewis, John R., 1940 February 21-
Lewis, John Robert, 1940-
Lewis, John Robert, 1940 February 21-
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