Dear John Lewis,

In the ending of the book, you dove into, with detail, some momentous events of the Civil Rights Moment. One of these events happened to be Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1995, in Selma, Alabama. Marchers were attacked by clubs and tear gas and was forced back into Selma. Eventually, the March to Montgomery was allowed and happened as peaceful as possible. Something that stood out to me is that you said you did not march for the SNCC but instead, you marched for your beliefs and for your voice to be heard and noticed.  Another thing that stood out to me is January 20, 2009, the day you met the very first African American President of the United States of America. I could only imagine how you felt. You did so much to get voting rights for African Americans and you were able to meet, in person, an African American United States President. And then when you got his signature and he wrote because of you, I wish I knew how you felt. That very moment showed that all your hard work, pain and struggle paid off. Thank you so much for writing this book. I believe that it helped to lighten up such a harsh topic in history and made it easier to discuss. I really appreciate this book.


Joelle Bosse

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