Great Conversations: John Lewis & Rachel Maddow

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As Georgia’s 5th Congressional District Representative and an American icon, John Lewis was one of the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement. At the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, Lewis discusses his experiences as a Freedom Rider in the 1960s and his continuing efforts to work for voting and other rights. He speaks about the role of faith in his life, his belief in nonviolence, and the need for all citizens to speak out on issues important to them.

Lewis also talks about why he turned to the comic book/graphic novel format in order to share his story with new generations. "March" is a vivid first-hand account of his struggle for civil and human rights, including his key roles in the 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March. Interview by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

Great Conversations showcases a diverse and fascinating array of authors and interviewers from a wide range of fields including politics, science, education, public journalism, and the arts. Interviews were taped at the Kentucky Author Forum in Louisville, Kentucky.

Great Conversations: John Lewis & Rachel Maddow

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