The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride - David J. Dennis Jr. - Bøger - HarperCollins - 9780063011434 - May 9, 2023

The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride

David J. Dennis Jr.

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The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride



A story of triumph and resilience centered around those who dedicated their lives to the Civil Rights movement. It reminds us that, in order to truly appreciate how far weve comeand how far we still have to gowe must acknowledge the past and pay homage to those who laid the foundation. It reminds us that everyday people can be heroes if they stand up for whats right. It reminds us that were not alone in our experiences, and that if we work together, we can make impactful change.Stephen Curry

The Movement Made Us takes literature to a momentous Southern Black space to which I honestly never thought a book could take us. This is literally the Movement that made us and both Davids love us whole here with a creation that is as ingenious as it is soulfully sincere. Stunning.Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy

A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son,  The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing and joyful with David Jr, a journalist working on the front lines of change today. 

Taken together, their stories paint a critical portrait of America, casting one nations image through the lens of two individual Black men and their unique relationship. Playful and searching, anxious and restorative, fearless and driving, this intimate memoir features scenes from across David Srs life, as he becomes involved in the movement, tries to move beyond it, and ultimately returns to it to find final solace and new sense of selfrevealing a survivor who travels eternally with a cabal of ghosts.  

A crucial addition to Civil Rights history,  The Movement Made Us is the story of a nation reckoning with change and the hopes, struggles, setbacks, and triumphs of modern Black life. This is it: the extant chronicle of why we live, why we move, and for what we are made. 
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288 pages

Media Books     Paperback Book   (Book with soft cover and glued back)
To be released May 9, 2023
ISBN13 9780063011434
Publishers HarperCollins
Pages 288
Dimensions 454 g
Language English