Political Rewind with Bill Nigut | July 30, 2020

A picture of Lewis stands by the podium where state officials gave speeches on Lewis in the state capitol.
Credit: Stephen Fowler/GPB News

Thursday on Political Rewind, Congressman John Lewis will be laid to rest today. His funeral begins later this morning and is to be attended by friends, family and state and national leaders, including former President Barack Obama.

We discussed the life of Lewis with three young leaders who say they stand ready to advance the causes Lewis fought for his entire life.

Hannah Joy Gebresilassie said the congressman was a hard fighter for justice who brought an infectious positive attitude into all his work.

"That attitude is really, really important and should translate into our new generations," Gebresilassie said. ""[He was] bold and resilient but found moments to smile."



Hannah Joy Gebresilassie — Community Organizer

Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

James Woodall — President, Georgia NAACP

Royce Mann — Student Activist


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