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"congressman john lewis" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Who don't wanna vote at all congress. And what do you say to them. Everybody each one of us must participate in a democratic process. We have to go out and vote. Like never voted before. I follow every since the election of president kennedy in nineteen sixty. I've never seen anything like this. We have to get it right it. We failed to get it right. History would not be kind to us. What do you think's going wrong. Something happen i. I don't think it's in the water will drinking. I don't think is in the area breathing but something happened An and. I truly believe that we need to come together as a nation and as a people and maybe i was thinking just early this morning a late last night. What create this. What created this climate this environment. We wanna live in a better place in a better country and we want to serve as an example for the rest of the world. But how did you answer your own question. What did create. I don't know exactly high to answer my own question. Sometimes i want to say you know that some force over there group of people came together. They made a decision. That been so much meanness so much hate. That must really be frustrating for you. On the hill where virtually nothing has gotten to win a first-team to congress. We work together. We pull together for the common good and something happened in the process. Let's go now to jim in charlotte north carolina. You're on air. Thank you diane. It's a pleasure to listen to you. Folks discuss this A civics teacher in charlotte north carolina and When i heard the previous caller from marilyn call in and say that he had been exposed to the civil rights movement i was. I was appalled. Because i'm a public schoolteacher and i teach that religiously in my class that's something that should never be forgotten because it affects all americans and for us to stow away in. The of history is embarrassment. There's always something to be learned from this and Expose my kids the Videos is on the rise as a great video And they're exposed to the violence. They're exposed to the to the notion that people americans your fellow americans have their rights suppressed and denied their constitutional rights and most basic human rights. And this is something that must be taught in every school and and jen the question is have you used march in your classroom thought and and listening to this just made me realize that's another fantastic tool that i need to get my hands on you..
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"I think that's part of where our decision came from to frame the story. Around the inauguration of president barack obama congressman lewis speaking to the students that day But you know marches changing this. We've already got school. Systems like new york city public schools atlanta city of atlanta public schools just announced last friday schools. All across the country are using march. I think it's because so many teachers see that their their students need to feel Their own power. They need to understand what they're capable of and it's hard not to feel as if there was a deliberate and systematic effort years ago to keep nonviolence out of schools because they were afraid of young people recognizing their power but i've been on capitol hill for ten years. I've worked for john lewis. I've worked for other members of congress. And i can tell you. Most elected officials that are more afraid of young people than young people are of them and if we can show them their power and what they're capable of doing another generation did it. I don't think there is a limit to what they're capable of doing to move. America forward interesting congressman lewis. That in this young man's classrooms here in montgomery county the wealthiest most educated counties in the country. Almost nothing talk. What is it is very sad. That in this day and age is so many of our young people for the african america wide. A latino asian american native american did not receive in the education home of learning what they should grow up learning and knowing something about the civil rights movement was about friend and liberate us all create in the sense that we want people that we are one family that we all live in the same house. Not just american house but the world house and those kinds of said emits. Nate powell are difficult to convey on the page in drawings. But somehow you manage to do it. You were pulling use it from your own experience growing up in mississippi. What was stat like in your own day. J- well the older. I get the the more compressed that passage of time the comes between my parents generation and my own so growing up elementary school in montgomery alabama mi- mississippi in baby parents would give me a pretty basic working knowledge of the civil rights movement. Just key moments key figures and as an aside importantly though for this project kind of carried into adulthood that this is a default part of the american kids. Experiences is growing up with this kind of knowledge of the movement embedded as slight as it was a lot of their tails. However would sort of be peppered with this exception at the end that it was a different time. And i've spent much of my work on march countering that with carson lewis's mandate you know if you want to tell me that nothing has changed since then come walk in my shoes l. Show you change but at the same time As a kid you know my parents were telling me stories of what was happening. Fifteen years before the fact ten years before i was born. That's nothing we have a tweet from ten knees who said she was teaching march. The book win ferguson. Happen students were able to connect the visuals. The graphic novel the news cycles so it became so much more powerful. Ahmed is a great to hear. Let these young people with a wonderful teacher had to courage in no hi to a student teaching. This is what happened..
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"I wonder how relevant us see this book andrew in today's world considering the kinds of incidents of police shootings of shootings in absolute innocence. That have happened recently. I think when we started this we felt we were telling history but as we got to book three book to if felt as if we were telling a story of america today and march succeeds. Not just because of the story it tells but because it's a graphic novel in particular this generation they're digital natives. The grew up on the internet. So they grew up. Reading in sequential storytelling form right words and pictures. That's that's what a me ms. That's that's what most of our communication methods or whether it's facebook or instagram or twitter. These are words and pictures coming together to tell a story and so if we want to reach this generation with this story so that they understand feel connected to another period to the nineteen sixties to this sense of revolution. Then we have to do it in their language and so by doing it in a graphic novel we make a conscious as we make it plain. We make it real. And that's i believe a big part of why you're seeing so many people reading march. And nate powell. Why you're seeing so many people connecting. What happening in march to what's happening today. Well i think that as a creative team increasingly from march two to march book three We've found the contents not only echoing and paralleling. A lot of what was happening in two thousand fourteen. Fifteen two thousand sixteen but the connections became so powerful in that third volume that we had to kind of regularly discussed the fact that a lot of these accounts in nineteen sixty four and sixty five were for us as a creative team much more in some ways about twenty sixteen about twenty seventeen to twenty one thousand nine hundred and beyond that we determined that we really didn't have to lay anything out extra. Let the story tell itself. We sort of trusted the contract with the reader or the viewer and being able to be a part of that discussion publicly and privately with readers has been very meaningful in terms of illuminating and pushing that facet of the book. Hi i want to take color colon in silver spring maryland. You're on the air all right. How're you doing. Good thanks. I just wanted to mention. I'm product of montgomery county schools. I went to bcc. Which for a long time was the top fifty high school And i can count on one hand the two times that we discussed either slavery or learned about the civil rights movement in public school in high school. We never wants discussed it. We required to take to american history courses anna l. when we never Did much history regarding the black experience in america or the civil rights movement and there was such a level of sterility when we did discuss the civil rights movement as if it was like the climax Where suddenly okay. Now everything's better. everything's this is. This is where it him and cured demonstrating with this particular book is how it came about what you all went through. But this story continues clearly..
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Said white waiting colored waiting white man colored men white women women came tumbling down or november. First nineteen sixty one. Quick break when we come back. My conversation with congressman. John lewis out the third book in the graphic novel trilogy. March support for on my mind comes from the university of notre dame's inspired leadership and did it program for accomplished individuals who completed their careers and are ready to have a meaningful impact moving forward now accepting applications for this fo form or information go to indeed dot edu slash inspired w amu and the nanto could book festival. Present the next smeeding admi- my virtual on wednesday april twenty first at one. Pm eastern time joint for a discussion at the book cast the origins of our discontent by pulitzer prize. Winning author isabel wilkerson. Plus i'll have a special conversation with isabel wilkerson following the book club. Find out more about both ends at. Wmu dot org slash event and. We're back in october..
Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights
"At promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration a very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on Selma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery,
Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights
"Klein. President Biden signs an executive order today aimed at promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary. Of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration. Ah, very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on soma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery, Alabama.
Georgia sees decline in COVID-19 impact
"Have had on these numbers. Sabrina Cupid 95.5 WSB. You heard it here on the home of the dogs. Today, Georgia couldn't catch up down the stretch, losing to Florida 72 63 the final score volunteers spending the weekend planting more than 300 blooming trees and freedom Park. In honor of late Congressman John Lewis. Tomorrow would have been his 81st birthday. The civil rights icon died from cancer last summer. We'll check traffic and weather coming up next WSB news time. Seven. Oh, three with Metro bites. The mobile your hard earned money goes further. This tax season. There's zero fees the switched enjoy Metro's lowest price. Just 25 bucks a line for four lines plus get four
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Things of new york let freedom ring from the heightening alleghenies of pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snowcap. His colorado let freedom land from the curvaceous slopes of california. Not on that. Let freedom ring from stone mountain of georgia let freedom ring from lacob mouth in tennessee pritam ring from every hill and molehill of mississippi crab remote half when we when we let it rain forever village ever hamlet state and every city. We will be able to speed up that day. We're all about children back. Men and white men twos and ten proud protestant and catholic will be able to turn hands and sing in the words of the spiritual pre-atlanta that you're listening to morning show. Hey it's carla farrell from the harvey morning show on the iheart podcast network talking a t and t. Here's a question. What's it like to feel lucky. We've all got lucky friend but one who wants a big new tv and boom suddenly the tv's on sale. They drive around town and boom. 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I really didn't think i would see sixty four. Wow i mean i've been laying on the street and you know i i wouldn't. I wasn't supposed to be here a couple of times. I died in a swimming pool. One time my best friend ricardo. Pu dove died in the swimming pool. I felt out thought. I was dying. I was drowning drowning. I was drowning at a friend of mine stumped in my life. Wow ricardo prude. I still talk to about it all the time we won. I was trying to talk to somebody about. Oh good to be okay. You're getting off alvin birthday Really thank my wife full. Set me out. Hey marjorie mckay tell it who got to in your faith a man man girl she she just laid out man when she gave me from a birthday. Now just outstanding. You can't tell us Got another plane her. Banu plan you kind of meetings. We have two cages. Can't just go down play. What's going to happen one day but now man it's just You know what is man. I talked to y'all 'cause y'all friends of mine and y'all be happy for me. And i know a lot of listeners would be happy for me but you know i keep a lot of stuff to myself because there's so many. Hey what you doing are left for. And the pandemic well. He'll steal the pat him. What you want us to stop doing we k- stop living because is dependent right and and you know what i learned to sixty four. In spite of the pandemic god is still in the blessing business. There's some great things happened in fuss. Some people man even in the middle of a global pandemic. And i happen to be one of those. Because won't see. I live my life in the expectation. That god is going to do some great for me even on the heels of something going so bad and so wrong i mean you know. I've really grown as a person man to understand it. When something goes wrong in my life all i do is ride. It out counted count. It always got something for meals on the other side. I never seen him. have something. negative happened to me and it just stay negative. He's turned every last one of my catastrophes in toward abundant. I can truly say that today. Y'all seen me. You better say y'all seen me. Oh yeah oh yeah you know how many times they wrote me off. Oh he finished now. You know that god. I served on partner. You're listening to morning show while the king holiday is a day of service. So what are you guys doing to serve others food for thought. I know steve. You and your wife are always giving back. The harvey foundation. Did mentoring virtually this year. Due to the pandemic always giving back. I mean you know it's the one thing that a half to That are really tried to hang my hat on over the years you with the breast cancer being tommy with the miles of giving junior with two sickle cell foundation surely With the all walks in the domestic violence is to everything. 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New coronavirus variant found in Los Angeles County
"Angeles county unfortunately hit a covid milestone over the weekend there are now more than one million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the most populous california county and the strain out of the uk is now in la. Health officials say that this new variant is about fifty percent more contagious than the form. We've been dealing with all this time more contagious net not more deadly but just more contagious and health experts. Also say it's likely that the new british isles version of the covert is already spreading in southern california
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"For supremacy some done having to stop this trend solely afraid that we won't be here to talk about jesus christ about god and about brotherhood to minimal years. Somebody done bringing into this suicide thrust that we see in the world today. None of us are going to be around because some bodies gonna make the mistake throughout senseless blundering dropping a nuclear bomb somewhere. And then another one is gonna drop in. Don't let anybody food this can happen. Within a matter of seconds they have twin mega upon bombs and russia. Right now that can destroy us. It is big as new york and three seconds with avocado wiped away in every building and we can do the same thing to russia and china but this is where we have drifted and we object in it caused. Nations are caught up with the drum major instinct. Must be i. I must be. Supreme nation mushroom. The world am sad to say that the nation in which we live is the supreme court print. I'm going to continue to sit to america. Because i love this country too much. See the drift that it has taken. God didn't call america to do what she's doing in the world now. God didn't call america to engage in a sense less unjust war as a one vietnam and we are criminals in that world. We've committed more warcrimes almost an intermission in the world. And i'm going to continue to say it and we won't stop it. It causes op the nation but god has a way of even putting nations in that place that i has wealth. Don't play with me. He has a way of saying is a god of the old testament used to say the hebrews don't play with measure don prime with me balan- be still and know that. I'm god you don't stop your reckless cost. I'll rise up and break the backbone of your power net can happen to america every now and then i go back and read gibbons decline and fall of the roman empire. When i come in. Look at america i say to myself the parallels of frightening have perverted. The drum major instinct ev nine. Then i guess we all think realistically by that day when we would be victimized with what is life final common denominator. That's something we call death. We all think about it too. Never nine then. I think about mound death and i think about my own funeral and i don't think of it in a morbid sense ever nine dan. I ask myself what is going. Say not leave the word to you. This morning vinnie of you around when i have to meet my day. I don't want alone and if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy. Tell him not to talk to you. Ever wonder what i want them to say. Tell them not to mention that. I have a nobel peace prize. that isn't employment. Tell him not to mention that. I have three or four hundred award. That's not important. Tell them not to mention where i went to school. Like somebody to mitch. And that day luther king junior tried to give his life serving like for somebody to say that day luther king junior tried to love somebody. I want you to say that that. 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Nikema Williams on her first day in congress
"So this is a picture of Congresswoman Nicky, Mo Williams was taken Sunday, right inside the Capitol Rotunda. Let's see if we can get There we go. So this was right after she was born in. So Williams represented Georgia's fifth district. That was the seat held by longtime congressman John Lewis until his death last year. Congressman Congresswoman Williams joins us live Now for our special election night coverage tonight, Congressman First recognition. Hey, congratulations to you. It's only been a few days. Has your experience in Congress been interesting? So far? How would you describe it? Oh, it has been quite interesting and it is going to continue that way. Because tomorrow we have the electoral college certification. And on the House floor. And as you probably have heard, there are a lot of Republicans that are looking to contest the election results from six days and George is one of those states. So I get the opportunity to defend our democracy on my very first time Speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives, and that certainly is fitting for you, Congresswoman, So tell me about that, though you were one of the 16 electors here in Georgia that certified Electoral college votes just a few weeks ago, And now this, you have to face this. Like you said, kind of on your first day. Absolutely. And so as I was thinking about tomorrow like my ascertainment that was fine with my name on it was signed by Brian Kim. In theory, anybody who would have done anything possible within the limits of the law. I assume it prime hip is not gonna do the chemo Williams any favors, So I am looking forward to tomorrow because I am assured that once everything is said and done, Joe Biden will continue to Be the vice president elect, and we're going through these games that the other party is playing, and it's really beyond partisanship. At this point, Jovita it is really an affront to our patriotism. This is about our country. Now. This is about our democracy. And we are going to see you're like election results Turnout tonight and they should have been focused on these election results like we were because I'm optimistic, and I think I'm gonna have to Democratic U S. Senators from Georgia Joining me in Washington Gods woman. What happens if the results at the end of this night with these run off So tomorrow? What do you think it's going to take for perhaps the country to come together? You have used language, saying that you'd like to represent everyone and unite. Absolutely so. And I will pure appraise the quote by James Baldwin. I can love and work with anyone except for those people who believe in my repression and don't believe in my humanity at the person, But what I hope that we can come together on is how do we get our Children back to school safely have a five year old. Was in the background, so I hope he doesn't join us at any moment. But it needs to be in school and person, but it needs to be state. How do we get our economy back on track? I get the emails from people who have been waiting for unemployment is this summer? Because are they don't have jobs for no fault of their own. And how do we make sure that we get this pandemic under control? Have a good roll out of this vaccine, Get the people vaccinated that needed and keep people safe in the process, So I hope those are some things that we can come together and work on that impacts everybody in this country. Not just one party. Thank you so much. Congresswoman Nicky, Mo Williams, representing Georgia's fifth district. Now we know that you are anxiously awaiting these results as we are watching them here at home. So thank you for joining us taking your time tonight. Thank you. Thank you. You have in
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
"Twenty twenty brought devastating loss of life including those who held a prominent place in the nation's history or culture the pandemic took the lives of more than three hundred forty five thousand Americans in twenty twenty and there were notables who died from various circumstances but funerals and memorials we're limited postponed or held online in twenty twenty we lost a prima court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I'll do the very best I can in this job civil rights icon congressman John Lewis just because the racism is still deeply embedded in our society basketball great Kobe Bryant's rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen Little Richard Sean Connery Alex Trebek an actor Chadwick Boseman who died of cancer at the age of forty three also gone Kenny Rogers Regis Philbin a livia to Haviland and musician John Prine who died of covert nineteen I'm Jackie Quinn
Jon Ossoff and the movement energy hes tapping in Georgia
"John asa. Thanks so much. For coming on the podcast. Thank you so much. Jonathan grade the bigger right so you just started a bus tour a six day bus tour. If i remember right where are you going. And what kind of reception have you been. Been getting because it's been a one day already so far. Yesterday we were out in in madison and augusta and we will be hitting not just every major city but Several dozen small towns will be very visible in rural georgia. And this is the health jobs and justice bus tour across the state in the program that we are encouraging folks to get out and vote to support is one that ensures every georgian has great healthcare that we invest in economic recovery and job creation infrastructure clean energy and that we passed major criminal justice reform at a new civil rights act and that is galvanizing our coalition. There is movement like energy in georgia. Right now and as. You've heard me talk about jonathan. The situation in georgia is unusual. Because you've got a young jewish son of an immigrant running alongside a black preacher. This is not how democrats have been running in the south for the last couple of decades of talk more about that. Because i've heard you say that in television interviews Mostly in television interviews. And you know you both. You and reverend warnock who. You're talking about another person. Who's been on the podcast of your both sons of the south but for you in particular you were born and raised in georgia. As you just said you jewish-american and for a lot of people. The south has not been hospitable to african americans or jewish-americans. Talk talk about your your Your childhood your upbringing a did you endure wild antisemitism there in georgia not wild anti semitism up but it's something that pops up from time to time in the life of any jewish person. I think that. Because i don't wear a keep up right a yarmulke because i'm not outwardly. Observant I would not attract the same sort of over a of anti-semitism might who's judaism is more apparent externally or as a black person might in the south. But i think that when i inflict on my childhood so i was bar mitzvah at the temple which is a a reform synagogue in atlanta and one of the interesting things about the history of the temple is that it was nineteen fifty seven when dr king established the elsie in atlanta and it was nineteen fifty eight when the temple was bombed and from the late nineteen fifties through the civil rights movement of the early and mid nineteen sixties and all the way through the present day there has been an alliance between blacks and jews in georgia and when i first sat down to have a meal with congressman john lewis because my first ever exposure to anything like public service was working as a very very young man in his office where he wanted to talk to me. You were in high school. That's why it's had very very young man that exactly. I mean we ever had for about ninety minutes. He wanted to talk about that alliance. He wanted to talk about how he marched. Alongside rabbis and jewish activists. Here was a young jewish man in his office. He wanted to talk about the necessity of nurturing and strengthening that alliance and not taking for granted that that would happen on. Its own and so i- i reflect often as you've heard me reflect about how he is looking down on us right now in georgia smiling.
There's Another Runoff in Atlanta, Georgia
"In Georgia. Today, voters are deciding which candidate will briefly fill the House seat of the late Democratic congressman John Lewis. Christopher Alston with member station W. A. B has more from Atlanta. Robert Franklin and Kwanza Hall. Both Democrats are competing to be Atlanta's congressman for just a few weeks, one of the shortest house 10 years in U. S history. Runoff as a burden toe already overworked metro Atlanta counties, which are also conducting a recount of the November election. Erica Hamilton, his election director for the cab county employees. This is what we live for. This is our job. We expect that we're ready for it. It gets it just adds extra Layer two are learning experience with his 2020 election. The winner of this runoff will not serve past January. Congresswoman elect in the chemo. Williams takes office for NPR News. I'm Christopher Austin in Atlanta. This is NPR news
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Lewis Congressman John Lewis. Before his passing wrote. Democracy is not a state. It is an act and what he meant was that America's democracy is not guaranteed. It is only a strong as our willingness to fight for it. To guard it and never take it for granted and protecting our democracy takes struggle. It takes sacrifice, but there is joy in it, and there is progress because we the people have the power to build a better future. And when our very democracy was on the ballot in this election, with the very soul of America at stake and the world watching you ushered in a new day for America. To our campaign staff and volunteers. This extraordinary team thank you for bringing more people than ever before into the democratic process. And for making this victory possible to the poll workers and election officials across our country who have worked tirelessly to make sure every vote is counted. Our nation owes you a debt of gratitude..
Joe Biden campaigns near Atlanta, GA
"Biden makes his pitch to Georgia voter. We win Georgia. We win Everything. Vice President Joe Biden visit shows he's taking no votes for granted, noting even pundits wouldn't have guessed four years ago that a Democratic presidential nominee and and Senate Senate candidates candidates would would be be in in such such competitive competitive races races in in Georgia. Georgia. I've I've been been around around a a while, while, but but I've I've never never been been We're We're optimistic optimistic about about America America or or the the American American people people them them right right today, today, Biden Biden reminded reminded Georgians Georgians his his late late friend, Congressman John Lewis, called voting the most powerful, non violent weapons this time to stand up. And take back our democracy in Atlanta. Veronica Waters. 95.5 WSB
Democratic convention live updates: Speakers address issues of national security, criticize Trump
"My mentor, Congressman John Lewis knew that the right to vote is sacred. Georgians know that our ability to vote is under attack. Long lines. Voters depression Donald Trump is even call vote to nominate Joe Biden underway at the Democratic National Convention. You're listening to live coverage from ABC News, Check Vote 230330 and make sure your voice is heard in this election. In the cradle of the civil rights movement and in the spirit of good trouble. Georgia cast are 117 votes for our next president. Joe Biden, Guam
Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis
"Congressman John Robert Louis was born in Troy Alabama on February twenty first nineteen, forty, two sharecroppers, Willie Mae, and Eddie Lewis. He is known for telling the story of preaching chickens at the boy from troy as he was nicknamed went on to become revered world leader and fearless advocate for voting rights organizing sit ins in. Nashville in nineteen sixty and becoming one of the original freedom writers Mr Lewis joined the Movement for civil rights and never looked back. As the chairman of snake he served as the youngest speaker at the march on Washington in nineteen, sixty three. In nineteen, sixty, five alongside reverend hosea, Williams Congressman Lewis led a march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he endured violent attacks by state troopers and vigilantes. Mr. Lewis fell to the ground with a fractured skull and five months later, president Lyndon B, Johnson signed the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty five until now. On the other side of that bridge Mr Lewis marched on into a life in career of activism and public service. He lost his first attempt at running for Congress in nineteen seventy seven was appointed the same year by President Jimmy Carter to the Director of action a Federal Agency for volunteerism. He then won a seat on the Atlantic City Council in nineteen eighty one and five years later ran for Congress in one. So much of the conversation about congressman, John. Lewis has been about his activism, but he stood on so many legislative accomplishments including sponsoring or co sponsoring more than eleven hundred bills. One of the most notable bills gave us the National Museum of African American History and culture in two thousand three. He served as a subcommittee chair for oversight for the prestigious ways and means. Committee, and after the retirement of Congressman John Conyers. became the dean of the Congressional. Black Caucus in twenty nineteen, he presided over the House floor as Congress passed hr four. Since his passing the bill was renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which was adopted by unanimous consent. Before being admitted to the hospital, MR? Lewis stood in the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza. He took his last breath on July seventeenth twenty twenty. But his legacy lives on in all of us. We begin this John Lewis. Tribu. where he also began with civil rights joining me for this very important conversation are Vanita Gupta President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on civil and Human Rights Derek Johnson, president and CEO of the of Lacey Pe-. Reverend, Michael Pfleger the senior pastor of the faith community of Saint. SAVINA. Reverend Dr William J Barbour, the second president of repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. An latasha Brown, Co founder and chief doer of black voters matter. A thank you all so much for making time to talk with me today about on. John Lewis. So I want to start with I'm. VANITA. Because of your work at the Department of Justice of course. I believe the year before you got to DOJ. The the case, the decision that gutted the voting rights act shelby versus holder, and so I wanna hear from you on some of the things that you experienced working with Mr Lewis on the other side of that because we know that right after that, all of the advocacy picked up to reinstate section five to get the voting rights on provision where they needed to be in Congress. And so just talk a little bit about some of your work with Mr Lewis on those issues. Shore. Is Truly an honor to be here with my. Warrior colleagues and friends and loved ones in the movement. Especially on today Angela. I think probably all of us were in tears watching Mr Lewis Funeral you know twenty thirteen is you mentioned that United States Supreme Court gutted the heart of the voting rights act in a devastating decision the shelby county versus holder decision. That really took away the longstanding tool of one of the most effective pieces of federal legislation in our nation's history in the voting rights act. That quired states with long histories of racial discrimination in voting to pre clear with the United States Justice Department changes made at the local level for election practices that had racially discriminatory impact. And the removal of that tool within hours of that decision coming down for the United. States. Court states like, North Carolina Texas enacted, Monster? Voter. Laws doing everything from. Putting forth restrictive voting laws cutting back early voting same day registration. And it took years to litigate and to hamlet the Justice Department did working with advocates and activists in all states. Where so years for federal courts in a place like North Carolina finally say that the State legislators North Carolina had enacted there. Monster Voter Suppression Law would such surgical precision to disenfranchise African Americans and meanwhile countless elections had taken place but Mr Lewis of legacy was that in the face of this overwhelmingly bad decision for voting rights he immediately. Went to action, which is always his way was never in a would not allow despair to hold him back inside we need to do everything we can restore it in went to work with legislative partners in the Congressional Black Caucus to put forth a bill immediately to restore it on every prior reauthorization of the voting. Rights. Act angelides always been done under. The Watch of Republican president and at least one house of Congress being Republican the unfortunate thing is after this decision, the really has not been bipartisan support and but Mr Lewis Year after year would stand at the podium introduced the law in say or in it for the long haul I've been there before I almost lost my life fighting for this law. In one, thousand, nine, sixty five, and we will persevere to us and we've got to keep our eye on the prize and we're not gonNA. Let go until the day that the bill becomes law. So in this moment. On where we're seeing a lot of performance morning by Senate Republicans who obstructed day after day everything that he has stood for and fought for with his life. It is time not only for us to restore the voting rights act passed the voting rights advancement act but to do everything else that we can to ensure open voting and go beyond it as President Obama said today won't be enough to rest and return to the status quo. It is time for this country to unregarded into make our democracy work for all of us in Gulf Far Beyon- restoration of the voting rights act in this moment.
Atlanta - Barack Obama: Honor John Lewis by Renewing Voting Rights Act & Ballot Access in the U.S.
"Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Ebony Baptist Church in Atlanta to bid farewell to Congressman John Lewis. Three President's spoke at the funeral of the late civil rights icon three presidents were talking pro Bush three real president. Yes President Clinton. President Obama delivered. Yes, he spoke about bloody Sunday when Congressman Lewis and other protesters were beaten by police and Selma fifty five years ago. President Obama also spoke about her suppression take a listen we may no longer have to. Guess the number Jelly beans in the jar in order to cast a ballot. But even as we sit here. There are those power who are doing their darndest. To discourage people from voting. By closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restricted by laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision, even undermining the postal service in the run-up. That's going to be dependent on mail in ballots so people don't get sick. That's the president that MSN. President. Jimmy Carter also sent his condolences and approximation. So it was just a beautiful service everything President Obama also reminded Americans to be. vigilant against the darker currents of this country's history. Beginning. June oil. Jennifer Holliday Holliday. I.
Controversial Poseidon desalination plant in Huntington Beach set for hearings this week
"Hearings have started to see if a desalination project that has been planned for 20 years will hold water in Huntington Beach beside and water Vice President Scott Maloney says the $1 billion plant would generate 50 million gallons of water per day, enough for about 400,000 people in O. C Desalination is the on ly 100% climate, resilient water supply available to the state of California Coast Keepers. Ray Hamster is one of the more than 100 speakers expected to oppose the project. During this week, Santa Ana Water board hearing Goingto kill marine life. Polluter water cost a fortune, and most importantly, we don't need it. Ah, yes vote within the project of the Coastal Commission for final approval in Orange County. Corbin Carson KO Phi News. Three former presidents, The speaker of the House and dozens of members of Congress have gathered in Atlanta for the funeral of Congressman John Lewis Lewis. Fellow civil rights activists, James Lawson call on the government to continue Lewis's legacy so that every
Memorial Service Held For Congressman And Civil Rights Icon John Lewis in Atlanta
"Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis has been honored at a memorial service in Atlanta. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports that the funeral ended six days of mourning contributes to Luis's Life and service. Thie final celebration of Life for Democratic Congressman John Lewis was held in his longtime church. Atlanta's historic Ebenezer Baptist senior pastor, Raphael Warnock, called Louis the hope and promise of democracy. He became a living walking sermon about truth telling. And justice making in the Earth. He loved America until America learn how to love him back. We celebrate Thie service was a mix of personal and political tributes, including from three former presidents who honored his pivotal role in in the the the civil civil civil rights rights rights movement movement movement and and and as as as an an an advocate advocate advocate for for for human human human rights rights rights in in in Congress. Congress. Congress. Debbie Debbie Debbie Elliot. Elliot. Elliot. NPR NPR NPR News News News parts parts parts of of of
Obama condemns voter suppression in John Lewis eulogy in Atlanta
"At Congressman John Lewis Funeral today. President. Barack Obama talked about. How important? The Post Office has become to John Lewis's legacy. There are those in power who are doing their. Best. To discourage people from voting. By, closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restricted ID laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision. Even undermining the postal service in the run-up to. That's GONNA be dependent on male and belts so people don't get sick. I know this is a celebration of John's life. There some who might say We shouldn't dwell on such things. But. That's why I'm talking about. was devoted his time on this earth. Fighting. The very attacks. On democracy. And what's best in America? That were we're seeing. Circulate right now. John Lewis. Regional today President Obama described a string of encounters. He had with John Lewis that perfectly encapsulate. The power of voting rights and what John Lewis's life's work. Has Meant to this country I met him when I was law school he came to speak. And I went up and said. Mr Lewis. You are one of my heroes. What inspired me more than anything as a young man was to see what you? Lost Song. Bob Moses Diane. Nash. Others did. And, he got that kind of all shucks. Thank you very much. Next time I saw him I'd. been elected to the United. States Senate. And I told him John You I'm here because a you. and. On Naga Ration- day in two thousand, eight, two, thousand, nine. Is One of the first people I greeted and hugged. On. That stand. And I told him. This is your day to.
Obama urges Americans to honor John Lewis' legacy by voting
"For the funeral of Congressman John Lewis rose to its feet with an up roar of applause during a eulogy from former President Barack Obama. Mr Obama talked about the selfless sacrifice of the civil rights leader and that the voting rights he fought for our under siege by President Trump, who's floating the idea of delaying the election. Joining us live to talk about CBS analyst Leonard Steinhorn. Great to have you, Leonard? Happy to be here so to other presidents were on hand. But it was poor former President Obama, who offered this impassioned defense of democratic ideals that he says are being threatened. He's been more outspoken, but not like this. Can you talk about it? Look essentially what President Obama was saying is, if we wanna honor John Lewis's legacy, truly honor it. We need to finish the work of John Lewis's lifetime. Which is to ensure voting rights, for all with no obstacles in anyone's way and in effect. What he did with his rhetoric is he entered the political fray not directly not through partisan attacks, but with clear and pointed assaults on those Particularly Republicans, who were doing exactly what John Lewis fought against all of his life, which is to undermine the voting rights of the American people, So he did it through lofty and impassioned rhetoric. But his message was clear. He was definitely part former president and part preacher today, talking about the protests as well, something that Louis energized in his day is a civil rights leader, nearly losing his life in the fight. Can you characterize what Mr Obama said, and its relevance at this moment in history? So, in essence, what President Obama did was draw a straight line from Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Bull Connor in Birmingham. ER, George Wallace. The black lives matter. And the civil rights struggles of today are voting rights struggles of today. So you know, he basically said Bull Connor may be gone, But today we witness with our own eyes, police officers. Kneeling on the next of black Americans. George Wallace may be gone. But then, he said he worries about the federal government's sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators. Clearly referencing what happened in Lafayette Square when President Trump wanted to go to the church and hold up his Bible. So he drew a straight line from John Lewis in the 19 sixties tow what's happening today, and clearly, that was a strong message that this next generation now has to take the torch. And continue on with the fight that John Lewis began when he was just Ah, young, a young man in 1960 CBS News political analyst Leonard Steinhorn Thanks so much for being here. Thanks Always. By the
Mourners Gather For For The Funeral Of Congressman John Lewis in Atlanta
"For John Lewis Today in Atlanta. Thie intimate funeral service that Ebeneezer Baptist Church reflecting Lewis's humble life and legacy is both congressmen and civil rights leader. Three former presidents were also there, we honor Our friend. For his faith and for living. It's fight Former President Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama pain tribute and President Obama called for Americans to carry on the fight when it comes to voting rights. Former President Obama eulogizing John Lewis's lifelong voting rights fight and telling Mourners they must not let the current president undo that there are those in power. You are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations and targeting minorities and student President Trump
Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta
"Rights activist and icon who became a moral force in the United States. Congress will be laid to rest. Today. He's been celebrated in a series of memorials this week and this past Sunday, he received a hero's sendoff in his native state of Alabama. And on Monday, Congressman Lewis was honored in Washington, DC It was an emotional Ceremony with lawmakers. His colleagues Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, played a portion of a speech that Lewis gave to graduates at Emory University in 2014. As young people. You must understand that there are forces that would take us back to another period. But you must know that would mark warned by way made too much progress and we're going to make you some step back. Some delays some disappointment, but you must never give up. I give in. You must keep the faith and keep so eyes on the prize. That is so calling. That is your mission That is tomorrow. Obligation that is oh, man. They get out there and do it getting away. Lewis lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda following the ceremony, making him the first black lawmaker to receive that honor. And today, Congressman Lewis comes home to Atlanta, Georgia. The funeral service is being held at the historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church, where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was once co pastor and joining us Now is Emma Hurt. She's a reporter with our member station W. A. B in Atlanta, and she joins us live from outside of Ebeneezer Baptist and Emma describe what it's like there where you are right now. Hi, Emma. Can you hear me? Emma will be joining us shortly. She is outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Now let's go to Debbie Elliot. We'll check back in with Emma. And just a few moments. Hi, Debbie. How are you? I am good. I know that you spent a lot of time in Alabama over the weekend. There were several memorials and services. It was quite a scene. Right. You know, I think the thing that stands out the most was was when he was in Selma and his casket was on this horse drawn carriage. And it crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, of course, that iconic place where he was met with state troopers and sheriff's deputies who beat him up in a peaceful march for voting rights. Back in 1965 and people had come to sort of witness him make that Symbolic final crossing. Yeah, you've been You've known the congressman for for many years. You spoke with him back in 2015 at that. Edmund Pettus Bridge. Tell us about that. Yes. So this was in advance of 50th anniversary celebrations marking You know, 50 years since the Voting Rights Act passed because of that horrible incident on that bridge. The nation in the world really became aware of the brutality against African Americans who were pushing for equality in the American South. And so I met him there. We stood at the foot of the bridge, and we had a conversation about what it was like back then. And let's listen to a little bit, and he describes what happened on that came before. Beating us. Shrimping with horses. Releasing the tick and I was getting here. A state trooper with the night stick. My legs went from under me. I thought I was going to die. I thought I saw death. He thought he saw death, You know, and this was a moment where he had been that the the sheriff's deputy in the state troopers told them you have to turn back. We're not going to let you march to Montgomery. And they asked to kneel in prayer and as they went to kneel in prayer before they were going to turn back and go back to their churches. They were told. The meeting started. Tell me what's so powerful about that moment in history is that it was it was. It was a time where people were able to see for the first time the brutality. Those images were so powerful. It was labeled bloody Sunday and it sped up the passages you said of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Debbie will will come back to you a little later to talk more about that. That's NPR's Debbie Elliot. We now have with us in the hurt. She is a reporter with our member station W. Abe in Atlanta, and she's outside of Ebeneezer Baptist Church where services will be held today. And Emma describe for us what it's like for you out there right now what you're seeing. Okay. Hi, Emma. This is Tanya. Can you hear me? Hi. Yeah. Can you hear me? I can I know that. It's It's quite a crowd. Okay? Can you tell us a bit about what you're seeing out there? I'm seeing I'd say about 200 people out here and we've kind of got to groups. We've got the people that are starting to gather at the Jumbotron, which has been set up right outside the church. I'm waiting to watch the service live there. And then we've got a crowd of people who are who are welcoming people as they arrive, welcoming the VIPs on presidential watch. Right now, I would say, waiting waiting for the three former presidents who are going to attend today and speak and the mood here is is really. I mean, it's it's serious, but it's also so joyful. It's about singing, and the stories that people have been telling me are just really powerful stories of how much Congressman Lewis meant to them. How much his message means to them in this time. And how much they want their Children and their grandchildren to make sure to remember him and what he stood for. What's really powerful, a swell about his home state of of his home state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta. Is that so many people felt like they knew him because they met him. You're hearing all of those stories from folks, I'm sure their interactions with him. Ebeneezer Baptist has so much history is I mentioned earlier, Martin looking Junior was a co pastor their share with us the significance of that church. Well, this was this was more Luther King Juniors from church. He grew up in it and was pastor as you said. It was also John Lewis's Home Church, where his wife's funeral was held in 2013. And it's really special. I think for these two figures overlap in this In this part of Atlanta to on Auburn Avenue, which is really the centre of Black Atlanta life, and some would argue the center of the Civil Rights movement and the two figures. I mean yesterday what was so powerful about Congressman Lewis lying in state in the Capitol in Georgia was that this was an honor denied to Dr King when he died. So I spoke to people who said I'm here because of all the people like Dr King who were denied that honor. And here we are giving Congressman Lewis most them may be the most honor. That we can right now. Sure, Let's listen to some of those folks that you spoke with you. It was amazing. It was amazing. All people on the young people. A lot of my friends has passed away. But I remember him from there. So that's why you mentioned This church being in the Hart. I just want to tell you that was Patricia Spicer, who's here, and she was talking about seeing Congressman Lewis speak at the 1963 march on Washington and that that's why his words were so powerful then and grabbed her then and she had to come today. The body of John Lewis was brought to Atlanta yesterday, and as you mentioned, it passed a number of important landmarks in the city. Walk us through. Some of those final landmarks that this journey to finally to Ebeneezer Baptist Church. There were there were quite a few stops because, as you said, Congressman Lewis has been such a presence in his district for, you know, 30 plus years. There was a pause at the Rainbow Crosswalk in Midtown, which you know, celebrates LGBT Q. The LGBTQ community here they passed by his downtown congressional office and a major street here that was renamed after him in the John Lewis Freedom Parkway on DH. It was there was also a big stop at a mural that you, Khun see driving down the interstate that runs through Atlanta. It has a picture of John Lewis and the words hero and, you know, it was really powerful. Tio. Watch him land for the last time in Atlanta and to watch him, you know, make his his final journey around the city. That's Emma hurt. She's a reporter with our member station. W. A. B in Atlanta. Thank you so much. Thank you. We're going to bring in another voice to our conversation. Remembering today the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis Bishop Leah Daughtry is with us. Now. She's a political organizer and strategist. She ran. The Democratic National Convention is in 2008 in 2016 and she is the presiding prelate of the House of the Lord Churches. And there is perhaps no one better to talk about the intersection of faith in politics in this moment, which is what's so much of John Lewis's life really represents Bishop. Doctor. Thank you for being here. Good morning to you. And thank you very much from including this conversation. I guess I would just start by asking where your thoughts are this morning. Oh, you know, in the it's Ah, it's a powerful day. In the African American tradition. We call this the services home going And so they are mix of sorrow and sadness, but also great joy, particularly when it's someone like Mr Lewis, who has lived his life in such an exemplary way and in keeping with the principles of his faith that we know that he And our tradition. He's going home to be with the creator. And so we rejoice in bed and in the deeply held idea that we will see him again. So the mix of emotions on and I'm looking forward to the servants and being able to worship with those who have gathered To celebrate his life. The the word and his faith came before politics, did it. Not that was with what guided him first? Yes, yes, And I think that's so instructive for all of us who are people of faith. He was deeply guided by the principles of the face that he held so deeply and so closely and though that is what informed him and informed his action. Informed his decision to get involved in the civil rights movement on then to pursue a career in electoral politics. It's because of the ideals of of of our faith of our share faith that God intends for all of us. To live a full and abundant life. It holds us equally ah, in God's eyes and ah, divinely created and therefore in endowed with these Possibilities of being hole and equal. And then we have an obligation to pursue of society that sees us as God. And so for John Lewis that meant getting involved in the civil rights movement. That meant going on the bus boycotts being part of the leadership because it was he was pursuing the principal's off his face. And then in his later life, Of course, he came to Congress again, seeking ways to create a just society, a beloved community that treats all of its citizens equally. That has got had intended them to be he. It was almost a joke near the end of his life. How often he was asked to talk about preaching to chickens as a child on how readily he wanted to share that story, right? It was, he just he reveled in it of the idea of Off the joy he had as a very young man. I mean, eight years old, even sharing what he believed to be the most important important message there, Wass and and it helped him. Negotiate through through Washington. It helped him find ways to communicate with people with whom he disagreed. This's a very important part of his legacy is enough. It is it is, you know it and it tells you how deeply held his faith was. You know in these days, particularly when people are chasing followers, and ah likes and so forth on social Media network to think of this young man who who so loved his face. It was so impassioned by that any audience any Opportunity. He had to share his fate. Even with the chickens, Wass and was a chance to home his craft was a chance to get his ideas out was a chance. The tests, cadences and rhythms of words was a chance to share was the chickens and with those around the pick of the air, the grass the field how passionate he was about things that he believed and then bringing those ideals to Congress and understanding again. The people I help The idea of our faith that God has created a so equal And so if this idea that you don't have to be just like me to be just like me, there's something we have in common with each other. And if we can just talk if we can just be in conversation, we can see each other perhaps here because we may not still agree, but at least The tendency to demonize the unknown goes away lesson diminishes in the conversation. And who could refuse the conversation with Mr Lewis, who could refuse to just sit and talk and listen, and he was as good a listener. As he Waas a conversationalist. So you know, I think the Congress was richer for having him there on the Congress was Richard that his colleagues were Richard for just being able to be in conversation with someone who has deeply held ideal of deeply held conviction and experience. We should point out. Three former presidents are expected to get the memorial today. Bill Clinton. Barack Obama and and George W. Bush. I mean, just exemplifying the way that he he was very firm about what he believed and believed in his party, but he would work with Republicans if it meant Getting getting through the legislation he thought was most important. That's right. I mean, red and blue. These sorts of lines. These artificial divisions that we create among ourselves to categorize each other didn't really existed. Mr Lewis's lexicon. It was all about the humanity of people, and so has admit moving communities forward if admits Getting everybody the rights they deserve. Then he was willing to have the conversation. He was willing to be engaged and involved. And we see that in the folks that are going to speak today that are going to be present today at the tone and the tenor of the service, which he himself Designed. He spoke to his his closest staff. A. Stephen knew his time was shortening and said, who he wanted to be there. And what's the one of the elements of the club is to be what we see. Today is of Mr Lewis's own crafted bishop. Doctor, Can I ask one quick question if you were involved in the ceremony today, Realism putting you on the spot. But is there scripture that you think represents this moment, something you can point to that that carries the weight of history with it, but also Is about hope is about the future. You know, The thing that comes to mind for me is the passage and Hebrews. There's a chapter the faith chapter. We call it. Chapter 11 that talks about all the icons of our faith. Abraham and Sarah and getting and so forth on a long litany and in the middle of verse 13 says these all died in the faith, not having received the promises. But having seen them afar off, and for me that speaks of the hope. That was Mr Lewis's life. He stood on the shoulders of those who went before who didn't see freedom who didn't think the achievement of our civil rights. He followed them and he lived his life in such a way that he advanced the faith. He advance the causes, but he didn't see all of the achievement. And now we come behind him on continue his legacy. So he believed he held these convictions didn't scenes didn't see everything he fought for comes repair, But he still believed he still continue fighting. And henceforth Scripture goes on to say there was laid up for me A crown of righteousness was the Lord. That right? Justo shall give me on that day. And not to me only bought to all those who love disappearing. And so we look forward to seeing the two of us again in the future. Bishop Leah Daughtry. Thank you so much for sharing your reflections with us on this day. Thank you. Yes, very powerful. Let's go now to NPR. Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell and NPR's senior editor and correspondent on the Washington desk. Ron Elving. Hey, guys. Kelsey. Good morning. We've heard so many powerful tributes from people throughout the country and the world. But But Louis is home state of Georgia. His presence and work had an especially profound. Meaning for his home state of Georgia for his district. Tell us a little bit more about his time there. You know, I am reminded of a couple of really, really standout moments of. I think one of the things that I think about a lot right now is the tribute that that they delivered for Johnny Isakson, who was a Republican senator. Of from Georgia, who retired last year, and in 2019 it was in November. So just just so a bit ago, Johnny Isakson was being was being honored and John Lewis Delivered this speech explaining how they could work together and and how there was an opportunity for anybody to find spaces where they agreed. And then, at the end of his speech, he walked across the Isaacson, who was in bad health and who had had trouble with his spine and said I will come to you brother and walked over and gave him a hug. That was really very much representative of the way. That John Lewis approached, you know, working on problems was what he wanted there to be bipartisanship. He wanted to be the person who came across, walked across and shake somebody's hand gave them a hug and said We can get something done here. He was also the kind of person who, whenever you saw him in the capital. There would be some person some tourist or a constituent who wanted to come and talk to him, and there was always had the time he had the time to tell his story had the time to talk to people about their story. He was extremely generous with his time and his constituents were known to come up to the capital and spent time directly with him. There was never a moment when it team like he was bigger than anybody else. Yeah, it's been Ah, so enriching and so fun over the last week to hear how so many people that I personally no have have met John Lewis, whether it's in Washington whether it's in Atlanta. New York Across the country. People have had a chance to meet him, but also have these intimate one on one conversations with him A CZ. We've learned he never turned anyone away. He was always willing to stop and have those conversations. One of the things that jumps out to me was a story about Congressman Lewis. When Hey, was in his district and he would spend a day doing a job in the district so even way back in the seventies, he would do things like drive a ups truck for a day to get a sense of what his constituents were up against. That is something that so many people feel is that he was of the people. Absolutely, and a lot of members of Congress that I speak to say they learned from that approach. They learned from John Lewis not just from the work that he did in civil rights, but the way he had a relationship with his constituents the way that he continued to speak about issues that meant something to him and then became active in them. I am reminded of the sit in on the House floor. On gun violence. He led House Democrats in a sit in and following. I believe the pulse shooting and they said that this was not a time when they could leave, and then he wanted to be the person who, you know who did the good trouble that he always talks about. He did not want to just be a person talking about it. He wanted to be a person involved in it. And you know so many members of Congress on Democrats and Republicans who felt inspired by that personal connection to his beliefs. The service eyes expected to begin shortly, and about 10 5 or 10 minutes. Ron, I'd love to go through with you what we can expect for today's service. But I want to talk first about Lewis's time as a civil rights activist, part of the movement back in the sixties. We expect to hear a lot about that today during the service, right? Yes, indeed, his life traced if you will, the trajectory of the African American experience over the last 70 80 years in American history. He was one of the group sometimes referred to as the Big Six, of course, beginning with Martin Luther King, whose name will be invoked. Many times today, but also Whitney Young of the National Urban League. Roy Wilkins of the CP. James Farmer of the Congress of regular Racial Equality and a Philip Randolph from the Pullman Porters Union. They were in many respects the Giants. Of the civil rights movement, as it took shape after World War two and rose in the fifties and sixties. Of course, John Lewis was there for most, all of it. He was part of the citizens at lunch counters in Nashville. He was one of the original 13 Freedom riders in 1961 integrating bus travel in the south. He was the youngest speaker on that day in 1963 when the march on Washington for jobs and justice featured Martin Luther King's I have a Dream speech. John Lewis spoke that day was the youngest speaker. He's the last person surviving from the speakers Dyas that day. And then, of course, the 1965 moment we have referenced Many times his beating on the Pettus Bridge. And, of course, his career in Congress, As Kelsey has described and then his links to the Black lives matter movement, which he paid tribute to In death as his cortege was coming to the capital earlier this week and paused on black lives matter Plaza in front of the White House to pay tribute to the movement and the people who are carrying forward his ideals today. Yes, And as we
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"On the daily Zeitgeist, we don't just tell you about the culture. We tell you what that culture says about America's psyche. We don't just tell you about the news. We tell you the historical context, and where things are headed all what having hilarious and intelligent guests from the world of comedy, so tune into the daily on the iheartradio, APP, apple podcasts, or wherever fine podcasts are given away? Yesterday. The Funeral Procession for civil rights icon Congressman. John Lewis passed at the Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC Congressman Lewis is body will lie in state at the US Capitol, for two days before being buried at a private funeral in Atlanta on Thursday house. Speaker, Nancy Pelosi Vice President, Joe Biden and his wife, Dr Jill, Biden and several members of Congress gathered around representative Lewis Casket to pay their final respects. The president was not there when asked by a reporter would he be there? And he said no, I'm not going. So the president wasn't there but Mitch McConnell was there. And he spoke. And he praised John Lewis. But of course you know McConnell has been senator McConnell has been consistently blocking a vote on legislation for the Voting Rights Act. The John R Lewis Voting Rights. Act would require that any state with a history of voting discrimination within the past twenty five years seek federal approval before making any changes to its voting procedures, and it would mandate that any state regardless of. Of Its history obtained clearance from the Justice Department or Federal Court in Washington, DC before making any changes that would tend to burden voters of color, such as strict voter ID laws are closing polling places in areas are a is John Robert Louis Voting Rights Act okay, and it's been on a senator McConnell's desk for what like two years or something now he's been consistently a long time. He's yeah. Which is speak at his funeral, though yeah. Well, you know I can see that all. Is a deal. See Steve This is how they are. This is how they played the game of politics. They Hope Party line. Yet they claim to respect honor. Love their opponents. Politics is a cruel and ugly gay. And so here's a man who sits on something. That's really to help voter suppression. But he sits on it because that's the party line. But he still has respect. For John. Lewis I can accept that. Better than I can accept this president. With, his blatant. Open. Racist bigoted separatist remarks. At least act like, and it does us no good either way. But at least man, show some damn decency as in in the passing of a of a man whether you agreed with him a not. At least respect, the fact that he was who he was, and he might, you might not have agreed with the policies, but damn man. At least respect demands hustle. Yeah, entire life. Yeah it's. Being. Human being. Am I wrong that if if that's a family member mine, that's my father. I don't won't McConnell's. At my daddy's event I, don't want it. I, don't even want you talking because I. Know You don't respect it. I don't want you to man yeah I. Understand what you're saying. You've got to feel that way, but they need. What what some Republicans do not all Republicans way they. They respected to mad. He he also for his party for his platform. And, these give the man that man respect till. You know and that's just a level of respect. Man You ain't got rewarding. All Liking, but you got to go. Wow, this, do right here. He was a warrior. He was a civil rights icon from twenty. The king respect him for yes. Yes, he's been doing this. Since he was twenty, he died when he was eighty. All thing he gave he. Sixty years yes. I've tried to. Vote Yes at thanking President. No, I'm not going. Yes, so even. Mitch McConnell, No Hall of Holy War Mandela had his work. Well. You gotta go say something about this man. That's right well. We'll listen register to vote.
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on Radio Boston
"I've had the opportunity to walk the pedal. Edmund, pettus bridge. Many times I'm excited about the idea that it might be named after him He deserves that. And he is a much greater figure to lionize. Bed that Mister Peres has who. Was a white supremacist so. I think you know I. Interrupt you. There, Reverend Mariann I'm so sorry to interrupt you I wanNA get a little more sound and have a little more time for t to respond to that so I apologize. Give me just a second. Because I do WanNa play one more piece from the ceremony today, which is House majority. Leader Nancy Pelosi. John Firmly! Focused on the future on how to inspire the next generation to join the fight for justice and his quote to find a way to get in the way as one of the youngest leaders of the Freedom Rides march on Washington they said and March to Montgomery, he understood the power of young people to change the future. So. We're hearing that and we're hearing what Reverend Murayama was just saying Peter Jackson resonating all over the country now in our last little minute or so I, just WanNa. Ask What what is the Exaltation to Young? People that his passing now lays out. GET UP, stand up! Stand up for your rights. it's absolutely critical that young people now, and they are doing this and I understand it's it also is a message to older. Folks I guess I. Technically Am and that category now. To step back. And let young people step forward and lead. Let voices be heard. And their truth be told there's a component as we saw from congressman John Lewis he did that. He embodied that and it wasn't only about him. It was a life of passing the torch, and he has lived a life that was well lived and his dash that will go on on his headstone. means something, and it means that our country is better. A different and many things have changed because of his living. And Reverend Mariann. Let me give you thirty seconds to just add your last reflection didn't sit right with me to interrupt you like that. No, no, it's all good. I mean I think I'm honored to have known him. and I hope that so many more folks will get out there by the book March. Share with a young person It's not gonNA be overnight. The change happens, but we can hold his legacy. And move forward. And that is Reverend Mariann Ham and pastor of the new routes Ame church in Dorchester. Thanks for being with us today. To be here. And Tito Jackson former Boston Boston city councillor now. CEO Avert Medical. Cannabis company Tito. Thanks to you as well. Thank you..
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"According to the Atlanta. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Alabama bid farewell to native son and civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, the remembrance service began on Saturday in Troy. Alabama, where Congressman Lewis was born and raised then yesterday, a military honour guard accompanied Congressman Lewis Body across the Edmund. pettus bridge in Selma Alabama that bridge became a landmark. If you recall for civil and voting, rights were John, Lewis was beaten on bloody Sunday while marching with other demonstrators for. For voting for the voting rights fifty five years ago. Congressman Lewis will lie in state in three Capitol Buildings and Montgomery, WASHINGTON DC and Atlanta the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of twenty twenty will be introduced to the House today. You know this is just wanted things I think they should do small gesture. They should rename that bridge Oh. Yeah, for sure debris now has the name of the Grand Dragon of the KKK on. is that correct? I believe in China Right. They should change the name of that bridge. Into John Lewis Brinson. That's that's one small thing I should do. because. He spent his life. Says Donald. Trump wants, to. Take credit for doing so much for black people which I don't know anything. He's done for blacks. Meal, the. I heard the other day. He said it all the Prison Reform Act. And I said well. That was foot black people. But you know what does not doing anything for black people. Because you know what's sickens me is when people say you know. You know we're trying to help you. Fight for your rights. No wait a minute, man. Why do we have to fight for our rights for our rights? Why don't we just have rights? As human beings as Americans as part of the Constitution, so get tired when I hear. People say we're GONNA. Help you fight for your right. Why do we have to fight Foale? Whereas I mainly white to the pursuit of happiness, whereas that that's what we supposed to have, why people aren't gonNA to fight for their rights, so why we got to fight, file right, so don't act like doing a favor when you try to correct an injustice, and now we do and your favorite Ena. Favor is right is wrong to incarcerate people with with with Lindsay Synthesis. Done and to incarcerate innocent people. That's wrong doing no favor when you let nobody out, they should never been in. So. Yeah, listen to me. We got to be careful with this man, and allowing him to just lie, and we accept it. He, he ain't done nothing for black people. and. And I WANNA. Know what he's done for. Black people so all y'all supporters. That's talking about trump down more for black people than President Obama. What did he do? I'm just I'm dog I'll give him credit if you just tell me what he did. Tell me what he did not and I I'll be quite. Past the Cleveland. Heating done a lot. I tell you that. Yeah, he didn't gave him a check of some kind. Often! Yes I know he's done a lot for his black. Well. This is something we can all do Steve because it is one hundred days until the presidential election, so we can go to when we all vote dot org and get registered to vote today where Okay Beth one thing we the most important thing we can do. To on a Congressman. Lewis we should on average. Easy fix bad. You can on a him. He he died for voting rights. Civil Rights couple of Y'all Martin Luther King Rosa Parks. The list goes on and on. We have an obligation here. Let's go and vote Charles, and she's right Michelle Obama's right when we all vote. Dot Org is where we go, but do you know what would happen when we all vote? When we all vote, oh Lord have mercy. We could change the game. We could change the game. And this time the game has got to get change. We have to do our part Steve. You're right. We're going to switch gears here and nephew, Tommy. Is here with the prank phone call? After this, you're listening to her name Heidi morning show..
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on People of the Pod
"Will not be satisfied will not be patient as long as A. Jew cannot be Jewish in his own country. Later that same year at the freedom Sunday march for Soviet Jews that AJC organized on the National Mall, and that drew a quarter of a million people. He addressed the crowd saying quote twenty five years ago, I marched here in Washington to focus the nation's attention on the injustices and the oppression of segregation. Many of my Jewish friends were with me then and today I am proud to take part in your march for freedom for your people who are oppressed in the Soviet Union. Congressman Lewis was also an outspoken opponent of antisemitism in any form. When the notorious Anti Semite Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam organized the Million Man March in nineteen, ninety five hundreds of thousands of black people showed up, but not John. Lewis Congressman Lewis. wrote in Newsweek that the march was quote fatally undermined by its chief sponsor, and that it was against what I have worked for. Tolerance, inclusion integration. Especially today as too many celebrities continue to celebrate the hatemonger Farrakhan and too few people of conscience are prepared to condemn him out right John Lewis's moral leadership stands out, and lastly, though really there are infinite stories of John Lewis standing by the Jews. Congressman Lewis was a staunch supporter of the US Israel relationship travelling to Israel several times voting to support Israel and provide Israel with defense spending voting to condemn the BCS movement. Even when he differed with Israel and policy, he never shrank from his love for the country, or for that matter from his love for the Jewish people wherever they were whether they were his constituents in Atlanta or Jews trapped in the Soviet, union or Jews, in Israel yeezy throw by Ruth made the memory of John Lewis be a blessing. Chamacha ship Shalom. You can subscribe to people of the pot on itunes, Google play or spotify, or learn more at AJC, dot org slash people of the Pie. The views and opinions of our guests don't necessarily reflect the positions of AJC. We'd love to hear your views and opinions or your questions. You can reach us at people of the pod at E. J. C. Dot borne. If you like this podcast, you should read it and writer review to help more listeners find us. Thank you for listening? This episode is brought to you by AJC. Our producer is condo. Our assistant producer is a Tarlac Ritz and our sound engineer is t K. Broddrick tune in next week for another episode of people of the Pot..
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on People of the Pod
"Now it's time for a closing segment about table, talk and joining us at our table this week is dove Welker the director of. And AJC's director of black Jewish relations dove when you're talking with your family at your Shabat table this weekend. What are you going to be talking about? Thank you, Seffi so dish about my family and I will be reflecting on the southern history of black Jewish relations and what it means for us today. As we were driving back to Atlanta last week. From vacation. We pass the sign for John. Lewis Freedom Parkway on the interstate. My daughters spent the morning hearing me speak with friends, family and colleagues about the passing of the wake great congressman. John Lewis I was fortunate to have met him work with the congressman on a number of occasions throughout my nearly fifteen years in Atlanta but it's not just the history that I will share with them. It's my family history. That is part of that story to my parents met in Atlanta as college students. My father Georgia Tech my mother at emory university. They were part of a small group of Jewish students that were able to study the schools, and they were there during the desegregation of the schools. My father, from New York with a little bit of a rebel rouser and my mother from Savannah Georgia had grown up. Children, but both lived with the reality of the civil rights movement about eight years ago, AJC Atlanta hosted thirtieth anniversary program for the Atlanta Black, Jewish coalition or congressman. Lewis was going to be in attendance I remember calling my father and sharing within the idea for the program and he said we'll be there. A few weeks later when the program took place, my parents showed up having driven directly from New Jersey to the location for where the program was taking place. He told me that he'd met John Lewis on a number of occasions, but he hasn't actually had the chance to meet him as an adult at the end of the program with my father got a chance to shake John Lewis his hand. There were tears in his office. He cared so deeply for civil rights that it was important for him to have this opportunity to see John Lewis at least one more time. In, that impacted my entire family because my brothers and I all had our own different advocacy experiences with my father fast forward to modern day Atlanta. I find myself with my two daughters living in a city where history surrounds us every single day. We can visit easily mlk store excite walked the streets of Sweet Auburn. Pray at the temple which was bombed for its involvement in the Civil Rights, movement and share stories here from our family and friends about what they were doing during the tumultuous times of the sixties. But. What's so important to me? Is the my daughter's know their family history to my mother? Being from Savannah Georgia had family and friends that own stores in the black community. My uncle was the chair of the Chatham County. School Board when they desegregated the school. So it's not just about hearing from John Lewis. That will be impactful for them on a TV. Show like Arthur. What's? What's important for me to be able to share with? My daughters is not just family, history or that. They know who John Lewis. Is it's they understand the importance of being active in their community. It's being able to see that over the past four months. As Kobe reared its ugly head, they'd been participating in many of the programs in conversations that we've had the term black Jewish. Jewish relations might be second nature to them now for which I'm grateful, but it's important that we continue to provide context for that, so as we sit our wish about table with freshly bit claw at a beautiful Chaban meal. They'll understand that there's more to our community than just being Jewish a rather. We have a responsibility to act and support others magno. Will you be sharing your? Your cheval table. Thank you so much for that reflection and I really envy that you got to meet John. Lewis Yourself I did not have that opportunity, but I was truly struck by. How many of my friends within minutes of the news reports of Congressman Lewis has death posted? Photos sell fees, and even personal letters from him on social media I mean so many of them. My husband said well. What else could I expect from a man in public service for more than fifty years, but maybe I don't expect much anymore, but Congressman Lewis. He actually delivered his method of public service was really getting out there and personally interacting with the public. We've talked a lot about his friendship and support for the Jewish community, but I saw Celsius from evangelical. Christian, Asian American LGBTQ gatherings I saw photos of him at the Atlanta Airport to protest the so-called Muslim ban, and of course there have been some terrific photos of him at Comic Con, leading children in a march across the San Diego Convention Center. One friend posted a picture of a letter from Lewis in. To An inquiry his son made in elementary school as part of a black history project. You have the power to make a difference in the world. No matter how old you are, Lewis wrote keep standing up, speaking up and speaking out against injustice, and he invited his son to send in his black history project for review. Years later, that letter hangs framed on his son's bedroom wall. You I find it rather poignant Mr Lewis past at a time when people have been talking about tearing down statues, racing names for monuments, and who they're going to vote against in the upcoming election. Now thanks to Mr Lewis people are talking about building up instead of tearing down. Some want to see the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama. Renamed for Mr Lewis, some have suggested erecting a statue of Mr Lewis to replace Jackson and Lafayette Square and there's a petition. Make Super Tuesday federal holiday named for Mr Lewis a giant in the fight for voting rights as we know. Even the great great granddaughter of Edmund. pettus has said renaming that historic bridge by Lewis almost lost. His life would finally put it on the right side of history. You know I have to wonder what Lewis would say about all this fuss in his autobiography. Walking with the wind, he wrote about how his mentors urged him to seize more of the spotlight in the civil rights struggle. It's always seemed to me that the people who are fed by and who focus on visibility and notoriety and getting the credit. Don't have what you might call staying power. He wrote the work. You do the things you accomplish. That's what indoors and that's. What really means something. You can hear his voice reading those words. In this age when everyone is vying for social media, influence and moving onto the next cost for justice, staying power is a really hard lesson to teach, but Lewis Mr Lewis Congressman John Lewis taught it so well, Sethi. I would bet that our listeners are familiar. With the stories of when Jews stood by John Lewis. Those stories begin with Abraham Joshua Henshaw marching in Selma in nineteen, sixty five, they include the freedom writers, the voting rights amendment and the march on Washington. But how many people are familiar with the stories of when John Lewis stood by the Jews? They are no less inspiring. As the leader in the congressional caucus for Soviet jewelry, just after arriving in Congress in nineteen eighty-seven John, Lewis stood up at a conference in Moscow, and said to the leaders of the Soviet Union quote I.
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on People of the Pod
"In touch with the families of Goodman. Chaney shorter he knitted. Hadad together working on the voting rights, he knew that rabbis marched with Dr King and in his ears in Atlanta he had so many close ties with our own Rabat's in Atlanta I. Tell this great story of when we marched in some. The twentieth. Anniversary Rabbit Alvin Suga Minute Temple. I asked us to our bus sleep from the temple to some rather than the king center, because he wanted to retell the story of the temple bonding at nineteen fifty eight. So we left them. Buses Than Alvin Rabbi sugarman was the crested bridge with the leaders of the civil. Rights Movement Way Rabbi Abraham Joshua. Hessel had done years ago and Rabbi should him tells the story of kneeling decry as you can see in the film Selma. And with tears in his eyes, Rabat sugarman tells the story of how it felt looking down from the crest of the bridges, they were ready to March and instead of state police and billy clubs, and fearing your lives. He saw the world's press celebrating this twenty commemoration. You know how far would come in twenty years, so you know John Lived and breathed the beloved community. You know always says black, white, straight or gay, or you know Muslim-christian Jew whatever we're all one. One family and he lived. He lived in every day. He was a living legacy to the power of lack Jewish relations and the black Jewish alliance. What do you think of the state of that relationship today? We're seeing a number of African American. Celebrities or sports figures say things about us that are in the most charitable interpretation. They're very challenging Some of them are out anti Semitic. What's the state of black Jewish relations in in two thousand twenty? Well I always like glasses. Hassle so I really feel even these crazy troubled times were in when racism antisemitism off forms of bigotry raise their heads and white supremacy is such a threat that it really calls flex in choose to come together, and for most folks that does we always media raises the issues of the black, said make terrible any Semitic stands but I think we have to recognize. Recognize those racism in the Jewish community. There's any Semitism in the black community, but I believe those so the French is in the isolated voices and I have a tremendous amount of faith in this younger generation because they weren't raised like I was. I went to an all white. House. Go you know my whole world was white. The African American signed with people who worked in our house. But today people in businesses together there in schools together there in communities together. They're in Tennessee leaks, and you know whatever together so I really feel that the future is strong, and also, when you even look at the black congressional caucuses, the model there are people across this country I believe who really know the history, and if they don't know it well, they WANNA ride a new chapter in the history because we can't survive in the polarized world. We are really as John said. We may come here in different boats, but we're all the same boat together now and I really believe that. John had such a stirring a Frisbee the one. You just shared just before we close what one other enduring message from John that you would wanna leave our listeners with well, you know I tell you. It was a privilege to speak at Lily and his funeral, and a real sign of our friendship but I spoke to John Every couple of weeks, so his treatment. I called all the time. I think cookies in his beginning days of treatment before. They said he needs to eat healthier, but. I got a call from Michael. Collins is just upstream those stamps five days before he died and. Said come. See John I feel so blessed. I got to sit with John and say John I love you. Goodbye and I told them the story that many rabbis tell the story of your born with one message on. You're going with Jon Robert Louis, but the really important is the navy earner life. You earn so many names. You know hero righteous. Just a friend of the world I ended. But my friend, you'll always leave the boy from Troy and he smiled and I could see. His is Kinda close and. Walked Away with having heart, but really a very satisfied heart. Well. I'm I'm sure that you've. Shed many tears in in recent days admit I'm. I'm choked up right now I'm sure our listeners will be as well. Sherri, thank you so much for joining us and those absolutely beautiful recollections from from the life of a beautiful man. Thank you for having me..
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on People of the Pod
"Each week we take you beyond the headlines and help you understand what it all means for Israel and the Jewish people I'm Stephie. Cogan and I'm on Uber Sheer men. Sherry. Frank, who served for twenty six years as the director of EJ sees Atlanta, office was a close friend of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis who passed away last week together Sherry and Congressman Lewis founded the Atlanta Black Jewish coalition which has emerged as a central platform for education outreach and advocacy to bring black people and Jews together Sherry joins us now to share some of her memories of this American giant Sherri thank you so much for joining us thank you. I I just want to offer condolences I I know that Congressman Lewis was a friend of yours. We've all lost a giant, but you've lost a friend. Thanks I was hoping that we could start, and you could tell us about where you I met John Lewis. John Lewis when I was the South East area director of the American Jewish Committee back in Nineteen, eighty two when we put together group of blacks inches to discuss the renewal of the Voting Rights Act and we asked John to stake. It was really a meeting that just hit immediate like. Blacks, Judas in the room were excited today together heading normally regard for John, and for Jewish Activists Alexander who? Had introduced John Instantly, the group said let's work together. Let's warmer. As John slipway would be the chairs, and that was the birth of the Atlanta. Black Jewish Volition John continued to give leadership to that coalition until he was elected to Congress and we insisted me give up the chair, one, thousand, nine, hundred eighty-six. said that was my introduction to. Tell us a bit more about the black Jewish coalition. You told us about that first meeting where kind of started, but what was the idea behind? It were some projects that the coalition worked on right. The we immediately created stationary, and the title of the group was the Atlanta. Black Jewish coalition in support of the Bone Rights Act. That's where we started, so we did. What coalitions do we wrote letters to are? Congress members are Senators with the editorial board of the Atlanta. Journal Constitution, and we did programs of education, and within a year or two the. Cutting Act was renewed so then we just changed our stationary and it was just going to black Jewish Polish. And from there we just did all kinds of things we took issues, and we advocates for Martin Luther King holiday for customers. Pardon fully frank. We spoke out in support of hate crimes. Bill de masking the clan and Georgia. In terms of legislative work, we marched together. We marched in for site county in this March against fear intimidation just before the king holiday was to observe we march together on the twenty fifth and thirtieth anniversary of the march on Washington. And we pray together, you know we were in each other's congregations. We had an amazing number of luncheon meetings and mass memorable was the nineteen eighty five when we marched with John Across the Edmund. Spinach and twenty th anniversary was really before all of the congressional trips, the end of the famous nature of that bridge, so Sh-, you know we really got to know each other and personal ways, and we spoke out for one another on issues particularly when Farrakhan was feeling his hatred, John was very quick to denounce. The antisemitism impacted been marched in the Million Man March because the words that Farrakhan head. Issue I WANNA, come back to that in a minute actually, but earlier today you spoke for an AJC advocacy anywhere program, which our listeners can find online at AJC that org slash anywhere and watch the tributes that Sherri gave, and also several members of Congress who were founding members of the Black Jewish congressional caucus along with John. Lewis gave but share you. You described Congressman Lewis just a few minutes ago. As your hero, I would have to say having listened to your story. Story that really he was a friend of yours and I would hope that that you could tell us now a little bit about how that friendship kind of blossomed like some of the stories that you mentioned on the advocacy anywhere conversation every line. Hey, talks about John Talks about his humility. What a genuine caring person! He was so outside of being a city council member and civil rights. Legend John was just a wonderful human being. Is that began to work with him? I began to his wife Lillian, who was also an active member of our coalition. Lillian became fast friends, and as we begin to know each others families. We realized my youngest son and her only son match ruin her. John Maus were born the same day. And we met in that year their eight-year-old birthday. We have party together. And as everybody knows John's first successful run for Congress, was against Julian Bond, another civil rights leader, and they were were really in a very heated and contentious campaign Lillian. Sean worked twenty four seven of the campaign. And I, told Lily and worker Jewish Agency, the American Jewish Committee offices closed Riyan Friday afternoon. With kids and I just let John Miles concerned a weekend with us. Well in the entire summer passed in every fatty John Miles moved in, and every Sunday tired weary from the debates and the campaign trail. John Kennedy picked John Miles up and John told my son that if you one that he would have him with him, in Congress and Wen John was sworn in John Nelson. On each knee and Lillian that look down from the gallery with all kinds of. I can only imagine just such a beautiful story, and and of course that was an eighty six or or I guess his swearing in would've been in eighty seven, and there were several decades more of of your relationship and of his leadership. Speaking of that leadership, I think American Jews rightly idolize Congressman Lewis in the same way that all Americans should for his moral leadership in the civil rights movement and his decades of leadership in Congress, but like you were saying before he was also incredible about caring for Jewish issues. He stared down the Soviet. Union and demanded that they let Jews emigrate stalwart supporter of Israel and I just learned this weekend, and then you just mentioned a. A few minutes ago, the actually boycotted Louis Farrakhan's million man march in one, thousand, nine, hundred, five, because of Farrakhan's antisemitism. I mean it's it's just incredible Sherry. was that kind of affinity for Jews and Israel just in John's blood, or or did you play a role in helping him along to those positions? You know he tells the story. I hope. I'M GONNA. Tell it right, but that he had a hard time using the word Jim. It would always refer to us as the Jewish community or Jewish person, and he would tell the story when he grew up in rural. Alabama it he would hear. People say the word June was such. Hey, envenom in there now it was such a negative way of responding to our community, so he can almost never say the word. Jew was always Jewish because that builds. With love and aberration, and he even to his daughter day, he kept.
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on AP News
"Congressman John Lewis has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer as a P. correspondent Matt small reports he says he has a fighting chance the seventy nine year old George Democrat says the cancer was detected earlier this month during a routine medical visit when you see something that is not right not fair not jealous you have to set something you have to do something as a twenty five year old civil rights activist back in the nineteen sixties he was beaten so badly that his school was fractured the house lawmaker who is represented his Atlanta area district since first elected back in nineteen eighty six offer no details about his treatment but adds he has no plans to step aside from power while he fights the disease Matt small Washington he will metro lines were closed in Paris on Monday at the start of the fourth week of French transport strikes Paris region commuters have been hard hit by the strike since December the fifth and the return to work from the Christmas holidays brought glimmers of chia the strikes against government plans to reform the French pension system was still causing considerable disruption to users of the country's high speed rail network however with the bat hope of trains canceled the Eurostar link with Britain and connections with Belgium the Netherlands and Germany were also still experiencing cancellations services remain severely disrupted on slower French regional and into city lines lebron James is the AP's male athlete of the decade AP correspondent Shelley Adler reports some were burning his Jersey in Cleveland when he left for Miami but after winning two NBA titles he went back to Ohio one another then left for the Lakers James also do great things off the court like open the I promise school in Akron for young kids ages seven eight nine ten the most important thing that we can give them is structure and a sense of they just want someone to feel like they like we care James was a runaway winner in the AP balloting with New England quarterback Tom Brady finishing second I actually out there I'm checking with New York senator Chuck Schumer is calling for more funding to help houses of worship protect themselves after a series of anti semitic attacks in New York and our church shooting near fort worth Texas current state of hate in America has become a national crisis in New York members of the group the guardian angels are patrolling Jewish neighborhoods to deter violent not so much the rain jackets the berets because were vigilant and we keep our promises they will be there with them to be there the lawyer for the suspect to stab five people at a Hanukkah party says his client is mentally ill not anti semitic despite internal that was found in his home a Texas weapons instructor and Parisian are in charge of security at the west freeway church of crisis once he got a clean shot at the gunmen who had killed two people Sunday he killed the forty three year old intruder with one shot I don't see myself as a hero I see myself as doing what needed to be done to take out the evil threat Jacque Wilson spoke to KDFW TV state investigators in West Virginia say they learned that corrections officer trainees always gave a **** salute as a sign of respect to their instructor it was spotted in a photo prompting an investigation the governor says all thirty four cadets and that instructor are being fired there's a new police commissioner in Philadelphia and Danielle outlaws the department's first black female to take the helm finally you to Philadelphia I am not new to the challenges of a big city or twenty first century policing she comes from Portland Oregon in California a federal judge's temporarily blocked any law from taking effect that would have for bidden mandatory arbitration agreements in the work place a successful rescue from Mount Hood a sixteen year old climber injured taken down on skis this is AP news muddy python fans are mourning the death of one of its performers and.
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"That is. Congressman John Lewis himself a. Legend and, yes Aretha Franklin in the nineteen sixties was not just making. Music she was a participant in the civil rights. Movement and of course she kind of had to be if you think about, it an African American, woman? Right not just a, woman but she was a black woman in the nineteen sixty is an all the all that was going on in the nineteen. Sixties so Aretha Franklin as a very prominent African American, woman, she of, course Yeah I've got to be part of this movement and she was she as you heard from Vladimir VCR's there a at CBS and and from congressman John. Lewis I, mean she was she, performed you, know in lots of different political, events and she was very much close to Dr. King so Aretha Franklin in the nineteen sixties was helping to blazed the trail and to show everybody that we all have, talents we all can. Contribute we're all able to do something special that everybody should recognize as a special talent than so it's not just white, guys and that was really part of the ability to just show it the ability just get up there belted, out right as a wreath of Franklin was able to do. It He obviously was able to. Rise on her merits and it was. An example of the, meritocracy and, happened to be an African American woman doing it and incidentally. There you've been references in, the clips here. I've really puzzled over how much to talk about her dad. Because it's really not about her dad it's not about Aretha Franklin's dad he was a very prominent man in his own right c l Franklin.
"congressman john lewis" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Come to two new shin bingo lina no tu wien jones died congressman john lewis do is going mapping the new no this no it's going to be again skin i guess so whoa the same gon na this guy who's now the guy last oh god are not mm i do no.