The Late John Lewis’ Final Book Released One Year After His Death


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The last piece of the late Rep. John Lewis’ literary legacy was released last week, on the one-year anniversary of his death. 

Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation includes the late congressman’s reflections on his life and the battle civil rights advocates of today face. 

“The book contains the late congressman’s final reflections after a lifetime on the frontlines of the battle for America’s soul, focusing on the things that mattered most to him and sharing his hard-earned wisdom with the world one last time,” the book’s publisher, Grand Central Publishing, said in a statement, as reported by USA Today

Former Atlanta mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young wrote the book’s forward, which was released in hardcover and e-book versions. 

Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle reads the audiobook version of Carry On.

Rep. Lewis died last year after battling cancer. The work of the life-time civil rights activist inspired the naming of legislation currently being held in Congress to protect voting rights and American elections. 

Check out this Black-owned bookstore to purchase your copy of Carry On and other books by the late congressman.

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