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March by John             Lewis
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it was amazing
bookshelves: comics
Read 2 times. Last read August 15, 2017 to August 20, 2017.

This volume focused almost entirely on the nonviolent movement rather than Lewis's personal life or flash-forwards to Obama's 2009 inauguration. Book Two felt a lot more familiar than Book One, based on my vague recollections of AP US History.

I recognized freedom rides, organizing work by the SLCC and SNCC, Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X, George Wallace's "segregation forever" speech, and the March on Washington. Somehow, I didn't remember the Children's Crusade or the level of violence that protestors faced during the freedom rides.

There were a number of really disheartening details, like the head of police who gave the KKK 15 minutes to freely attack, or the Mississippi state legislator who murdered an activist and got away with it.

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Reading Progress

February 1, 2017 – Shelved
February 1, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
February 1, 2017 – Shelved as: comics
Started Reading
April, 2017 – Finished Reading
August 15, 2017 – Started Reading
August 20, 2017 – Finished Reading

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