where the writers are
Redemption Song
Date of Review: 
Dec.02.2009
Reviewer: 
Lyda Phillips
Source: 
Chapter 16

unlike Taylor Branch's trilogy on the civil rights era, which lionizes King, Lewis focuses instead on the young activists and the way the early rush of triumph and sacrifice at SNCC affected the rest of their lives . . . . Lewis's writing is both moving and meticulous . . . in detailing the profound influence this band of brothers and sisters had on the civil-rights movement.