John Lewis: Witness to History
1: John Lewis: Witness to History
Starting with his early life in a sharecropper family, follow how John Lewis grew up in a deeply segregated environment and how the impact of that shaped his beliefs and actions. Learn about the demonstrations and protests he was involved in and the massive amount of risk of physical harm he took, as well as how he came to work with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was among the 13 original Freedom Riders. And at just 23 years old, he was a featured speaker in 1963 at one of the most important events of the post-war era: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He later served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 to 2020.