#1359 The Life, Legacy and Lessons of John Lewis

Air Date: 8–5-2020

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Today we take a look at the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis at a moment in time when the lessons he has to teach us are as important as when he first learned them himself during the dawn of the civil rights era.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Honoring C.T. Vivian & Congressman John Lewis - Sojourner Truth Radio - Air Date 7-21-20

Today on Sojourner Truth, we honor the lives and legacies of two icons of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States: C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis.

Ch. 2: #GoodTrouble ft. John Lewis Part 1 - Lift Every Voice - Air Date 1-15-18

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis & U.S. Senator Cory Booker talk about the struggle for equality and his integral role in helping bring about the end of segregation in the United States.

Ch. 3: CT Vivian What kind of people are you? - Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 7-20-20

Tape of C.T. Vivian, a top lieutenant of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who died on the same day as Lewis, standing up to a sheriff in Selma, Alabama to defend the right to register Black voters.

Ch. 4: Into Remembering John Lewis - Into America - Air Date 7-21-20

Over the years, Lafayette watched Lewis grow into a national figure, from leading the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and being the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, to becoming the ‘conscience of Congress.'

Ch. 5: Remembering Rep. John Lewis - Fresh Air - Air Date 7-20-20

Lewis grew up the son of sharecroppers and later became an associate of Martin Luther King Jr. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2009.

Ch. 6: #GoodTrouble ft. John Lewis Part 2 - Lift Every Voice - Air Date 1-15-18

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis & U.S. Senator Cory Booker talk about the struggle for equality and his integral role in helping bring about the end of segregation in the United States.

Ch. 7: ‘Good Trouble’ A new generation of activists in John Lewis’ indelible legacy - On Point - Air Date 7-20-20

The legacy of John Lewis — the tireless civil rights leader and longtime representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer — won't die with him.

Ch. 8: John Lewis - The Politicrat - Air Date 7-19-20

Omar Moore speaks about Lewis, his leadership, his days at SNCC, his Congressional leadership, Bloody Sunday in Selma in 1965, the Coting Rights Act, the March on Washington, that Bridge, and what we must do to honor Lewis.

Ch. 9: Remembering John Lewis - On Point - Air Date 7-20-20

We look back on the life of John Lewis, the civil rights icon and congressman who dedicated himself to the fight for racial equality.

Ch. 10: Barack Obama's eulogy at John Lewis's funeral

Mr. Obama praised Mr. Lewis, saying “he as much as anyone in our history brought this country a little bit closer to our highest ideals.”

Ch. 11: #GoodTrouble ft. John Lewis Part 3 - Lift Every Voice - Air Date 1-15-18

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis & U.S. Senator Cory Booker talk about the struggle for equality and his integral role in helping bring about the end of segregation in the United States.


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 12: Final comments on the passing of Michael Brooks and my thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on the movement for racial justice


MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Eventual Victory - Codebreaker
  • Waterbourne - Algea Fields
  • Cloud Line - K4
  • When We Set Out - Arc and Crecent
  • Vengeful - Warmbody
  • Seamless - Plaster
  • Bitter Roll - Crab Shack
  • Arizona Moon - Cholate
  • Tripoli - Pecan Grove
  • Betty Dear - The Pine Barrens
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

 

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