Home  » Collections A-Z  » Georgia Public Broadcasting Digital Library  » All Items  » Conversations. [2006-10-01], John Lewis : a conversation ; marching for freedom / a production of Georgia Public Broadcasting ;John Lewis : a conversationMarching for freedom

Conversations. [2006-10-01], John Lewis : a conversation ; marching for freedom / a production of Georgia Public Broadcasting ;

John Lewis : a conversation

Marching for freedom

 Click here to view the item
Title:Conversations. [2006-10-01], John Lewis : a conversation ; marching for freedom / a production of Georgia Public Broadcasting ; | John Lewis : a conversation | Marching for freedom
Date:2006
Description:

"As a young man, Congressman John Lewis of Georgia's 5th district embraced the philosophy of non- violence and put his life on the line during the Civil Rights movement. In part one of two special episodes, Lewis shares moving stories of his philosophy and work. He discusses his experiences on the front lines of the struggle for Civil Rights. Lewis was a participant in many of the key events of the Movement, from sit-in demonstrations at segregated lunch counters to the Freedom Rides, which challenged segregation at interstate bus terminals across the South, from the historic March on Washington, at which he was a keynote speaker, to the important March from Selma to Montgomery. Jailed more than forty times, frequently beaten but never deflected from his goals, Lewis is considered 'one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced.'"--Conversations Web page.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Moving images | Interviews | Oral histories
Subjects:Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21- | African American civil rights workers--Georgia | Civil rights workers--Georgia | African American clergy--Georgia | Clergy--Georgia | African Americans--Politics and government | Race relations | Interviews--Georgia | Oral history--Georgia | Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Legislators--United States | Georgia | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:Georgia Public Broadcasting Digital Library
Institution:Georgia Public Broadcasting
Contributors:Georgia Public Broadcasting | Hoffman, Susan
Online Publisher:[Atlanta, Ga.] : Georgia Public Broadcasting | 2006
Original Material:

Duration: 00:26:47

Related Materials:

Forms part of the Georgia Public Broadcasting Digital Library

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.gpb.org/conversations/john-lewis-01