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A man with courage and the moral high ground
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2020
It is disgraceful what this country has put the Africa American community through and not just during the 60’s. Even to this day we are still fighting the racism that was first birth with this country. We fought a civil war, we passed amendments to our Constitution, enacted laws too protect voter rights but most of all people have given their lives for this great cause. John Lewis was a man driven by his beliefs and convictions. The terrible treatment that he and others had to endure is not only hard to read about it is also hard to realize that it is still going on and yet it is right in front of us each and everyday.
Before reading this book I knew a little about Mr. Lewis because of his relationship with MLK Jr but not as much as I should have which this book clearly remedies. I wish this book could be read by everyone; of course, the problem is that those who should read about the struggle, hardships and violence that he and those around him endured will mostly likely not be read by those that need to read it.
I came away from this book with a much better understanding of the time period, the struggle and the man. I have to admit I would have given up many times and moved some where else. What Mr. Lewis went through clearly showed that he was a strong man with great convictions and moral authority. We are all less without him.