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Carry On by John Lewis ePub PDF free download – One of the reasons I came back to the South from New York, where I was working for the National Council of Churches, was the Nashville sit-in, in 1960. And there was John Lewis, leading it. He was persuasive and powerful even back then. There was a certain power in his humility that you were not prepared for. He just had such a sweet spirit. It was magnetic. I remember in 1960 being on the Fisk University campus, and there was this one group of about ten students led by John Lewis, and they were preparing to leave the campus. I asked a fellow student, “Where are they going?” And he responded, “That’s John Lewis, and he’s going to test one of the last restaurants that we have not been able to desegregate.” It was like he ignored everything about college life and focused on desegregation. And then he got elected president of the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), in 1963. There were all of these other firebrand types who were competing for leadership, and nobody could agree on any of them. But they could all agree on John Lewis.