"Fusing the personal with the political, the present with the past, Benjamin Hedin has written a sober, touching elegy for our shared history. In Search of the Movement is needed and essential, and it could not have come at a better time." 

— Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, author, Brief Encounters With the Enemy and When Skateboards Will Be Free


"A deeply intelligent writer and reporter, Benjamin Hedin repositions the civil rights movement as an ongoing crusade, a moral and political struggle that was seeded in the 1950s and 60s, but continues to develop in complicated, hopeful, and heartbreaking ways. In Search of the Movement is a bold and exploratory book, as much about Hedin’s journey – to reconcile an American past with the American present – as anything else. It reads like both a salve and guide for these heady times; I couldn’t put it down." 

— Amanda Petrusich, author, Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78 rpm Records


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