A foundation named for U.S. Rep. John Lewis and his wife has been established to further the work of the late civil rights pioneer. The John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation announced Monday — what would have been Lewis' 82nd birthday — its goal was to work to "strengthening democracy through civic engagement" and to amplify the voices of rising generations.
Since the death of John Lewis on July 17, tributes, photographs and stories of the beloved civil rights leader — who became known as the “Conscience of the Congress” — have proliferated across media. On Second Thought takes a moment to remember John Lewis, and airs a clip from the congressman’s interview with Chuck Reece of The Bitter Southerner podcast.
A new documentary from Magnolia Pictures is called John Lewis: Good Trouble. It goes beyond the highlights reel of Congressman John Lewis' storied life and reveals more personal elements of the man and the figure. Director and producer Dawn Porter and producer Erika Alexander joined On Second Thought to share how the film connects his legacy of seeking justice from his youth to his role as a revered congressman today.