And All Our Wounds Forgiven by Julius Lester

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A fictional recreation of the turbulence of the 1960s civil rights movement, narrated from alternating perspectives, chronicles the life and times of charismatic African-American leader John Calvin Marshall, from his rise to national prominence to his tragic assassination.
 

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Julius Lester teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
 
Published June 27, 1994 by Arcade Publishing. 228 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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As John grapples with this question, three casualties of the movement assess its cost to their own lives in an effort to free themselves from John's burdensome legacy: Andrea, the wife who resented his work during his lifetime and became a national symbol of it as his widow;

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Lisa provides poignant memories of her long affair with Marshall, while Bobby Card, a militant Marshall colleague who was tortured by a white Southern sheriff in the '60s, vents his anger and his own racial chauvinism.

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