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|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 Oct. 1|
"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.
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|Types:||Interviews | Oral histories | MovingImage|
|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 | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824|
|Collection:||Georgia Public Broadcasting Digital Library|
|Institution:||Georgia Public Broadcasting|
|Contributors:||Georgia Public Broadcasting|
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|Persistent Link to Item:||http://www.gpb.org/conversations/john-lewis-01|