John Lewis - Get in the Way

Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman, and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Remembers John Lewis

1m 5s

Henry Louis Gates recalls the impact of John Lewis' life and work.

Extras + Features

  • The Right to Vote: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Right to Vote

    1m 59s

    After years of struggle to secure the right to vote for all, Lewis reminds voters today that “the vote is the most powerful tool that we have in a democracy.”

  • Going Back to Atlanta: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Going Back to Atlanta

    1m 34s

    A U.S. Congressman in Washington D.C. for 30 years, Lewis likes to head back to his home district, Atlanta, where he finds sustenance and strength.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    30s

    Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now 76, Lewis is considered the conscience of Congress.

  • The Nashville Sit-Ins: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Nashville Sit-Ins

    3m 36s

    With fellow students in 1961, Lewis began a nonviolent sit in campaign at Nashville lunch counters where African Americans had long been refused service.

  • Extended Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extended Preview

    2m 7s

    In his fight for justice, John Lewis uses the tools of civil disobedience and direct action to “make the world a better place.”

Schedule

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    John Lewis -- Get in the Way: TVSS: Iconic

    John Lewis - Get in the Way

    Friday
    Feb 10

    1 Hour

    The early political career of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and his role in the civil rights movement.
  • Image
    John Lewis -- Get in the Way: TVSS: Iconic

    John Lewis - Get in the Way

    Saturday
    Feb 11

    1 Hour

    The early political career of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and his role in the civil rights movement.
  • Image
    John Lewis -- Get in the Way: TVSS: Iconic

    John Lewis - Get in the Way

    Saturday
    Feb 11

    1 Hour

    The early political career of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and his role in the civil rights movement.

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