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VIRTUAL: An Evening
VIRTUAL: An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, Jon Meacham, Author of #1 New York Times bestseller His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
Hudson Library & Historical Society

Monday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
On Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, Jon Meacham, author of the New York Times bestseller His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope. Meacham will speak in conversation with American news personality and journalist Jenna Bush Hager about his book, which Kirkus Reviews calls “an elegant, moving portrait of a giant of post-1950 American history.”

John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma, Alabama, and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, was a longtime U.S. congressman and civil rights icon, a visionary and a man of faith. Drawing on decades of wide-ranging interviews with Lewis, Meacham calls him “as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first-century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the Republic itself in the eighteenth century.” NPR calls the book “well worth reading…an inspiring book that comes at a time when the world desperately needs inspiration.”

Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer. The author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Franklin and Winston, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, and The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, he is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, a contributing writer for The New York Times Book Review, and a fellow of the Society of American Historians.

Copies of His Truth is Marching On will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. If you have any questions, please email or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.

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