Meacham’s newest work of nonfiction covers, in detail, the first three decades of John Lewis’s life. The author explores his young life in rural Alabama, his college years in Nashville, and Lewis’s years of marching, protesting and preaching nonviolence. His Truth Is Marching On describes what happened in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and all the other volatile events John Lewis was involved in that led up to the signing of The Civil Rights Act. Although he survived numerous beatings and arrests, he remained a good man working for a good cause.
If you want to learn more about the Civil Rights movement and Lewis’s role in it, I strongly suggest His Truth Is Marching On.