Political Rewind: Congressman John Lewis And The Next Generation
Political Rewind with Bill Nigut | July 30, 2020
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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