"C. T. Vivian's life was never defined by the discrimination and hardship he faced, although there were many instances of both throughout his lifetime. The late civil rights leader instead focused on his faith in God and his steadfast belief in nonviolence, extending these principles nationwide as a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. It's In the Action contains Vivian's recollections, ranging from finding religion at the young age of five to his imprisonment as part of the Freedom Rides. The late civil rights leader's heart wrenching and inspiring stories from a lifetime of nonviolent activism come just in time for a new generation of activists, similarly responding to systems of injustice, violence, and oppression. It's In the Action is a record of a life dedicated to selflessness and morality, qualities achieved by Vivian that we can all aspire to"--
Physical Description:xvi, 173 pages : photographs ; 24 cm print
Publisher:Montgomery, AL :NewSouth Books,
Contents / Notes
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue. When we came out of slavery -- You can move toward danger -- A matter of faith -- Is segregation Christian? -- And then they jumped on me -- You're never too young to fight -- We're willing to be beaten -- The disease of racism -- Epilogue. Remembrances.