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Political Rewind: New Memoir Of Civil Rights Leader C.T. Vivian Chronicles A Life 'In The Action'
Thursday on Political Rewind: It has been nearly one year since the passing of two of the country’s greatest civil rights leaders. One of them, Rep. John Lewis, was a man whose name was known around the world. The other was C.T. Vivian, whose courage and leadership played a key role during crucial moments of the civil rights movement.
Vivian was among those who risked death on the Freedom Rides, and he worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham, St. Augustine and other cities across the nation.
Now, a new memoir recounts C.T. Vivian’s life across many decades of activism. We spoke to the co-author of It’s In The Action: Memories Of A Nonviolent Warrior and to Vivian’s son Al, who has carried on the legacy of his father’s work.
Steve Fiffer – Co-Author, It's in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior
Kevin Riley – Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Al Vivian – President and CEO, Basic Diversity, Inc.