Evansville, Indiana 47408
Congressman John Lewis’ life’s work has changed the very fabric of this country. Born in the heart of the Jim Crow South, in the shadow of slavery, he saw the profound injustice all around him and knew, from a young age, that he wanted to do something about it. By his late teens, he had joined the first Freedom Riders and later became the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), one of the groups responsible for organizing the 1963 March on Washington. On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, John Lewis gave his own rousing speech alongside some of the greatest leaders of the civil rights movement, including Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This screening is free to attend.
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