GRITtv: John Lewis: Redeeming America


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"We didn't have sponsors when we came to Washington in 1963. We didn't have sponsors when we marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. The young people that came to Mississippi in 1964, and three of my colleagues died, didn't have sponsors. We came out of the feeling that we wanted to redeem the soul of America." So said John Lewis, former chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, dedicated activist, and the man called the Conscience of the Congress by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Lewis is the representative for Georgia's fifth district, and he sat down with Laura in Washington, D.C. during the One Nation rally, and discussed activism, then and now, being assaulted by Tea Party protesters, and more. Distributed by Tubemogul.