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Georgia sees decline in COVID-19 impact
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Canaan Unconquered - Rachel Havrelock
"And kinda interested in talking about the person joshua. He's the title character of this book and he himself from my understanding of scholarly work on biblical criticism or otherwise. He himself has a story like an origin story. That some people think is kind of a retrospection where like after the fact. He's put into the torah in a way that he may not have always been there. And what i'm referring to is specifically. His glory story is that he's one of the two folks in the twelve spies story that goes into the promised land and says This is great all the other ten folks. All land is terrible. Joshua caleb are on the good side that god likes and because it's the land that they're supposed to go to am. I right in my understanding of that. How scholars look at that person joshua and to what extent to we learn more about him in talking about the book that's named after him. Joshua indeed has a book named after him but is one of the flatter hand more hollow biblical characters. I mean for readers. Go in sequence so you know redo romney in which moses in vary tragic psychological terms wrestles with his impending death. And you know even with the existential reality of death itself. so we're going through it moses psyche and when we can turn out of the penza out of the five books of moses when we opened the book of joshua we have an entirely flat character. You know joshua is really characterized by his obedience and interestingly enough has no title right once called the servant of god is not labeled a profit is not labeled a judge is not labeled a king. I mean we get the news of general because he leads these battles but he doesn't even have a title biblical literature does have great literature and just have complex characters. Josh was not one of them. And you can't really do. A lot of psychological depth with an icon in joshua right becomes an icon of this army of this ancient near right to really kind of like a strobe of what i would call. Ancient national is now. I believe that the book of joshua is ultimately synthesized by a group of editors that we call the or novelists they are the ones that are also very smart editors so joshua ends up becoming a kind of a tool that the nommik editors really use to kinda. We've eras together and also to contain a kind of perfect model right. They wanna leader in their language. Who neither the left nor the right right who keeps torah. You know kind of the cuff at all times. And so they give joshua authority by putting him back the times of most read someone who experienced the whole exodus and even while being a member of this desert generation right the generation of the liberated slaves joshua and his spy buddy caleb right are portrayed is the only two who believe in going to war in this land. So i think that's right. I think the shooter anonymous create joshua to be an icon of the kind of unity to which they aspire and one more piece that all add to your question about joshua and caleb who again are depicted is these faithful spies who go against the will of their generation. I love it kinda that the liberated slaves don't want to go to war. I feel like we haven't done enough to really like reclaim that biblical antiwar position expressed by that generation. But you know. John lewis show like i said he's a. He's a tutoring nommik creation. But there's a lot of northern stuff going on with joshua and caleb is a southern figure just as these editors could really say we've always been at war with canaanites. Their system could also absorb later alliances. So kayla who. This southern figure is a canoe. He's a kennedy and the candidates are ultimately a group that gets absorbed under the tribe of judah the twelve tribes structure is very good at pointing to those people who are on the outside who jumped. Don't join the alliance and saying those e mites those canaanites those jebusites there are enemies. But it's also good at absorbing groups that might join the alliance at their own pace and saying. Oh well that's caleb. He's the head of the kennedy clan and that's a sub family of judah so so both things are possible for trying to account for political alliances. Can we situated some of what you're talking about in some sense of historical time to understand sort of when the actual events that are being responded to her happening versus the time where the story is set. What's going on geopolitically. And the time of the israelites when they are making all these alliances. And then if i understand the approximate timeframe here they're basically writing and rewriting these stories that are functionally taking place around five hundred years earlier. Right i mean the so. It almost becomes like their writing and rewriting and massaging this almost like mythic prehistory. It's not just like they're telling a story from fifty years ago differently. They're telling a story from five hundred years ago differently. I'm just curious if you could give us some sense of what was actually going on in in their world at that time that was motivating them to do all this so yes. Speaking about time wine this is the kind of thing. Bible scholars go to conferences to fight of out. So let me kind of breakdown this picture together with a time line let me start somewhere with is a very important piece of poetry and it's important because because of how it serves as a historical in and that's song of deborah and the song of jabra with we believe based on its grammar and syntax is one of the oldest texts in the bible and some people even speak about the year twelve hundred bc. Jabra sings about a war and she sings that some tribes came and fought in the war in some sat home so she disparages the tribes who sat home and she sings the praises of the tribes who k. That's very important to me because it shows that the success or failure of a given tribe in war depended upon their allies. Were so we see major major motivation for these processes of consolidation. Many scholars have shown how end the nine eight century. B c e you've got these policies of consolidating clans in schreiber's into something that looks like a pro donation. This is happening in the region. And it's about war you know. Because if you're national formation right if or if you're a bunch of tribes and you've got a consolidated federation of people's you're gonna lose but then we get you know eighth century b. c. e. the rise of empires in particular syria and the threat of assyria marching. You know or the egyptian empire has its second wind around this time. It's that process. That i think gets people thinking we've got come up. You know with a larger scale organization in army. And so josh. Shaw gives this army which is kind of being configured in real time it gives this army kind of heroic prehistory behind which people can march. And so it means you know that it works and doesn't work because the syrian army takes out the northern kingdom the kingdom of israel in seven twenty two but ends up sparing the kingdom of
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
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
The Fight for Civil Rights and Freedom
"This is such a great honor for me to be in this room with you to have this conversation. I can't tell you what it means to me to have this opportunity. You represent something so precious to so many of us not just wanted to start by thanking you for that for your willingness to wrap your arms around people may and to make me think that it's possible to do difficult things important things and i just want to start by asking you to talk a little bit about that experience. Growing up in rural alabama and the black belt of america and how that cultivated the spirit that shaped your life and your vision. You used to have to pick cotton on your family's farm while usa fuss as a young child complaint. Why this to. Emma motherless. Avoid so many things we can do. She's to his hard work with. What are we going to do. We have to make a living. But i was hoping in prynne. What a day. When people wouldn't have to work so hard in hot sun she was hoping also the thing would be better much better for us as a as a people and for my family my mother She was always thinking ahead. Did we get up early and going pick as which climb as we could. We get more money. 'cause she knew declining would be heavier. Coulda do we own it so it was weighed. Miami will be increased. Your mother sounds really strategic my New mother one day. She came across a little newspaper in downtown short. That says something about the school in nashville tennessee. That blanks students could attend. She encouraged apply for that. Even though that met you'd be leaving. The house should be leaving the farm. You would not be contributing that that extra labour will out was willing to go to try to do what mine. We'll call during better yet to get an education but in the beginning i wanted to choice state you wanted to. To desegregate. estate submit an application. High school transcript and never heard from the school saw. I wrote a letter to dr king at india. my mother. My father enema sisters brothers in an teachers told him i needed his help. He wrote me back. iran Around bus ticket invited me to come to montgomery to meet with. You can never ever forget it. You knew about dr king even before the boycott you'd heard his sermon The apostle paul preaches to american christians. It's the speech she gives to. All the people in montgomery four days after rosa parks has been arrested by at the end of the speech. He says one day they're going to tell a story about a group of people in montgomery alabama and then he says a black people who stood up for their rights and they stood for their rights. The whole world changed and you had an immediate response to that call to action. The message really appeal to me. Yeah it was sort of a social gospel message. I wanted to do what. I could make things better coinc- something that is not variety of just you have to assess something you have to do. Something was like a fine burning up in your bom and you cannot be silenced. My mother was said to me. Boy don't get in trouble. Don't get in trouble. you can get hurt. You can get killed. Dr king and rosa eating nixon and others that are read about done it time and later met in spine. Rena get when the trouble necessary trouble. And i've been getting in trouble. Ila sems- the citizens to freed awry. You went to nashville mcgann. The work of leaning nonviolence winded nonviolence become an essential part of your worldview in the theology and the activism that you wanted to create grown up wanted to be minister. I felt that dr king was saying in his speeches in keeping of jesus so readily accepted the saadia nonviolence. The philosophy disappoint a nonviolent. We talked to respect the dignity in the worst of every human being
Immigrant Detainees Held by ICE Are Going On Hunger Strikes
"Customs Enforcement will soon operate under a new administration. President elect Joe Biden has promised to return to quote sensible enforcement policies. But that change will take time. Right now. In New York and New Jersey activists do not want to wait. They're calling on ice to release undocumented immigrants from jail that's led to clashes with police, hunger strikes and a restraining order from member station W. N. Y C. Matt Katz reports. Right after the election. I start getting calls from immigrants like Carlos Gomez. He was on hunger strike at New Jersey's Bergen County Jail, which has a multi million dollar contract with ice to hold detainees. It's just hard boys just You know you feel easy. It seems like they don't care about immigrant detainees say they're being mistreated, and they're scared of getting the coronavirus, the first covert 19 case an ice detention was reported here. Detainees are demanding immediate release. They say they could be given monitoring bracelets to make sure they show up to immigration hearings. Frederick Body told me he hadn't eaten for nine days. They are human beings right now in the United States just start being treated. Very badly, simply because they don't have a paper that state that they are. US citizens. Gomez body and other immigrant detainees in the country illegally are often held by ice and county jails. Many have lived here for decades and have us citizen spouses and kids. Some were transferred from prison after they finish sentences for crimes. Last month, Rabbis took notice of the hunger strikers and began praying outside the Bergen County jail. Racial justice activists soon joined them. This wasn't something that Bergen County, a wealthy Democratic suburb usually experiences, but the protests are now held almost daily with live music and occasional confrontations with the police. One night earlier this month, officers in riot armor arrested nine activists. Sheriff Anthony Cure It's in appeared before television cameras in the next day and alleged that protesters actually bit two officers. It was not a productive act of political expression. What we saw yesterday was not, in the words of my hero John Lewis. Good trouble. The sheriff is a Democrat who said he opposes President Trump's strict immigration policies. But he argued that detainees are treated well in the county jail. Bergen, another nearby counties. Local officials also defend the lucrative ice contracts. They say these deals help offset property taxes and provide jobs. Puritans department gets $110 a day per immigrant it holds for ice. Next door in Hudson County. Immigrant advocates bombarded zoom meetings of the All Democratic governing board after it voted last month to extend its ice contract. 10 years. You just love that money, right? Love the money. They don't accept money where you're going, though you all make me sick. You know, brothers say you should be ashamed of yourselves. Shame, Shame, shame that was Andrew John Michael Watson and Danielle Harari. Tensions are high throughout the region. Six protesters rallying in Manhattan for ice detainees were injured after a woman drove her car through the crowd. In New Jersey, local officials filed a restraining order against activists. Even as the state senators came out against the contracts. Senator Bob Menendez called them blood money. Local leaders aren't budging. Democratic Hudson official Curry Dodd Rodriguez points out. Some of the detainees did commit crimes, and it isn't safe to release them. Safety for me. My family is priority in 2018 Hudson. Democrats actually voted to stop jelling detainees by 2020. But when Joe Biden won the presidential election, the local Democrats figured ice would no longer be is controversial. They were wrong for NPR news, Matt Katz.
Immigrant Detainees Held by ICE Are Going On Hunger Strikes
"And Customs Enforcement will soon operate under a new administration. President elect Joe Biden has promised to return to quote sensible enforcement policies. But that change will take time. Right now in New York and New Jersey activists do not want to wait. They're calling on ice to release undocumented immigrants from jail that's led to clashes with police, hunger strikes and a restraining order from member station W. N. Y C. Matt Katz reports. Right after the election. I start getting calls from immigrants like Carlos Gomez. He was on hunger strike and New Jersey's Bergen County Jail, which has a multi million dollar contract with ice to hold detainees. It's just hard boys just You know you feel d C. It seems like they don't care about immigrant detainees say they're being mistreated, and they're scared of getting the coronavirus, the first covert 19 case an ice detention was reported here. Detainees are demanding immediate release. They say they could be given monitoring bracelets to make sure they show up to immigration hearings. Frederick Body told me he hadn't eaten for nine days. They are hitmen beat right now in the United States that are being treated. Very badly, simply because they don't have a paper that state that they are. US citizens. Gomez body and other immigrant detainees in the country illegally are often held by ice and county jails. Many have lived here for decades and have us citizen spouses and kids. Some were transferred from prison after they finish sentences for crimes. Last month, Rabbis took notice of the hunger strikers and began praying outside the Bergen County jail. Racial justice activists soon joined them. This wasn't something that Bergen County, a wealthy Democratic suburb usually experiences, but the protests are now held almost daily with live music and occasional confrontations with the police. One night earlier this month, officers in riot armor arrested nine activists. Sheriff Anthony Cure It's in, appeared before television cameras in the next day and alleged that protesters actually bit Two officers. It was not a productive act of political expression. What we saw yesterday was not, in the words of my hero John Lewis. Good trouble. The sheriff is a Democrat who said he opposes President Trump's strict immigration policies. But he argued that detainees are treated well in the county jail. Bergen, another nearby counties. Local officials also defend the lucrative ice contracts. They say these deals help offset property taxes and provide jobs. Puritans department gets $110 a day per immigrant it holds for ice next door in Hudson County immigrant advocates bombarded zoom meetings of the All Democratic governing board after it voted last month to extend its ice contract. 10 years. You just love that money, right? Love the money. They don't accept money where you're going, though. You all make me sick. You know what else there is A you should be ashamed of yourselves. Shame, shame, shame that was Andrew John Michael Watson and Danielle Harari. Tensions are high throughout the region. Six protesters rallying in Manhattan for ice detainees were injured after a woman drove her car through the crowd in New Jersey. Local officials filed a restraining order against activists. Even as the state senators came out against the contracts, Senator Bob Menendez called them blood money. Local leaders aren't budging. Democratic Hudson official Curry Dodd. Rodriguez points out. Some of the detainees did commit crimes, and it isn't safe to release them. Safety for me or my family is priority in 2018 Hudson Democrats actually voted to stop jelling detainees by 2020. But when Joe Biden won the presidential election, the local Democrats figured ice would no longer be is controversial. They were wrong
Alibaba being investigated by China over monopoly tactics
"The chinese government has launched an anti monopoly. Investigation into ecommerce giant alibaba. Npr's john lewis reports china's market regulator announced the investigation into one of the country's most successful tech companies with one line it was looking into conduct including a practice that the company allegedly uses to pressure business partners into not dealing with its competitors alibaba's founder jack ma has himself been under pressure in recent weeks after publicly criticising financial regulation in china the government last month abruptly suspended the ipo of ant group of financial technology company. He controls that's part of the alibaba ecosystem. Alibaba said in a statement its business operations remain normal and it will actively cooperate with the
Obama appears in three campaign ads for Warnock in Georgia
"Barack Obama is appearing in a syriza of new campaign ads ahead of George's key Senate runoff election. In one of the digital ads, Obama called on Democratic voters to turn out on January 5th to support Reverend Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor of the Evidence or Baptist Church in Atlanta, is challenging Republican Senator Kelly Leffler. For one of two seats that will determine control of the U. S. Senate. Obama referred to the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis in the ads saying Georgia the time to act is now I'm
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.
Atlanta's Kwanza Hall Wins 5th District Special Election
"Former atlanta city councilman kwanza hall gets to walk in the shoes of his mentor. Us representative john. Lewis hall one tuesday's runoff and will complete the final month of lewis's term in washington representing georgia's fifth congressional district. The georgia secretary of state's office said it has already transmitted the election results to washington to allow him to be sworn into office immediately hall defeated former morehouse college president robert franklin in the runoff he at trumpeted his ties to the lewis family during the campaign all grew up in the same neighborhood as their home and lewis son john miles endorsed him. His father leon hall worked with lewis on civil rights issues
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
Nashville renames popular street after Civil Rights icon John Lewis
"Like congressman gets a street named after him in tennis. A portion of Fifth Avenue north in Nashville, has been renamed after civil rights icon John Lewis as a college student at American Baptist College and then Fisk University. Lewis helped desegregate public spaces in Nashville and pushed for racial justice across the South years before his death, Lewis said, Had it not been For Nashville. He would not have been the man he Waas Louis served 17 terms in Congress had died in July at the age of 80.
Senate Control Still Unclear: 2020
"Come on members of Congress in Georgia, faring pretty well on election night, But there are some new faces goingto Washington from our state as well. First of all in the sixth House District Democrat Lucy McBath, defeating Karen Handel in a rematch between the two in the seventh, which encompasses for Sy thing, Gwinnett County. Caroline Bordeaux, edging Republican Rich McCormick. Now the Democrats who won reelection Sanford Bishop, Hank Johnson and David Scott. Republicans returning to Washington include Buddy Carter, Drew Ferguson, Austin Scott Barry Loudermilk, also Rick Allen and then Jody Hice of the 10th district. No faces in the fifth District Democrat Nike, Mo Williams, easily winning John Lewis's seat. And then, of course, Republican Andrew Clyde victorious and the ninth District in North Georgia, considered the most conservative district in the state. We are still waiting on the result of one of George's US Senate race is the race between David Perdue and John S off remains too close to call. We do know, however, that Republican incumbent Kelly Leffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock will meet in a run off for the other Senate seat. We're not thanking his supporters last night, you for pushing me one step closer. Of the Senate because when I get there you will go with me. Your concerns will go with me. Your issues will go with the runoff for the unexpired term of Senator Johnny Isakson set for January 5th Republican Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville coming in third in that race.
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
Mobile voting units hit the streets of Metro Atlanta's Fulton County amid reports of voter suppression in Georgia
"This week with reports already of long queues, particularly in Atlanta. Meanwhile, state and local rules that disproportionately restrict minorities and the poor from voting are being challenged in court. Critics say measures including cuts to early voting idee laws and purges of electoral rolls. Are affecting black people. The elderly students on the disabled the most of course, but not Larry model reports from Atlanta, where African Americans have historically been the worst affected by what's known as a voter suppression. You're going to be voting on this beautiful vehicle that we purchase. Their local officials in Fulton, Georgia's largest county, are trying to do better in this election. rolling out a mobile voting unit to increase options for voters who have been frustrated too many times. How are you? All right. Thank you. OK, rabbits is the chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This is a first in the state of Georgia. Yes, sir. And we're very proud of it. Look, it's very sleep. Do you have the same experience here as if you were inside a polling precincts? Come on Pete Tree Street in downtown Atlanta, a small park over here where the people playing cards. Families with small small Children Children distant distant join join one one of of the the last last days days off. off. All All before before winter winter gets gets here. here. After volunteering as a poor worker for the last seven years. Gerry Harrison is still worried, but this election I think we may have votes, but a lot of us gonna be suppressed. Be stricken with every reason. That they can use to strike the ballot. They extract balik like felonies or Signatures that matching, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, nearly 200,000 people were incorrectly removed from the states. Voter rolls in 2019. Officials wrongfully assumed that they had moved but had not in their address on their voter registration. Andrew Andrew Young, Young, executive executive director director of of SC SC Lee Lee of of Georgia Georgia stays, stays, many many of of the the voters voters may may not not know know they've they've been been parched parched until until it's it's time time to to vote vote again. again. A A lot of the rules that seem to be reasonable if you're a middle class person who works a white collar job and drives a car. End up being voter suppression from the point of view of a person who moves a lot. Who's low income working a minimum wage job has to punch a time clock. New Georgia project say's it identifies and exposes instances or intimidation of black voters. If CEO Seo fought to say's it is not always explicit. Oftentimes the tactics appear race neutral and gender neutral on their face. But if you peel back just a little bit of the layer, you can still see how black Americans next. Americans and women in friends are still disproportionately impacted by the laws at procedures and protocols. Sensitive to accusations of order suppression. Fulton County has added more workers and voting locations. Grated baron is a man running the operation. Well, I know that my staff and I If you were to go around and ask them if they would participate in any sort of voter suppression tactics, I think you would get a resounding No. Since 2013 when I arrived. The only thing that we've been focused on his enfranchising voters. Nicky Mo Williams, a Democratic state senator, who is running to replace the late John Lewis in Congress, sees a larger problem in how elections are run in the state. I am very well aware of the leadership that we still have in the state. The Legislature Legislature is is majority majority Republican Republican control control in in both both chambers chambers and and a a Republican Republican governor, governor, Republican Republican secretary secretary of of State State So So we we are are very very much much mindful mindful of of the the fact fact that that way way often times have to go to the courts to get relief for voters in the state. Fulton County, which includes most of Atlanta, hopes to have 80% of people vote early or by absentee ballot to reduce the strain on election day during the pandemic. But President Trump has repeatedly attacked a voting by mail claiming widespread fraud without evidence. They're going to be millions of missing valets who are tremendous numbers of missing ballots. Is going to be fraud. This's going to be the scam of all time. Brad Ruffins. Berger, who is in charge of the election as Georgia secretary of state has also warned against double voting. So we're expecting strong participation when voters but every voter, you get one vote. Not too The people of documenting and fighting what they consider voter suppression in Georgia, say some of the tactics are deliberate, while others I just due to incompetence, but they say they are signs of what they describe as a fragile democracy. I was Larry
Sen. Chris Coons believes John McCain and John Lewis each left us an urgent message
"Chris coons welcome back to the PODCAST. Great to be on with you again. Jonathan. Let's start with the debate between president trump and vice president biden in Cleveland. You were there in preparation for a column that I wrote about the debate was looking for pictures as saw a picture in our system of you sitting in the audience in a mask and the look on your face even in the mask told a story talk about what it was like being at that debate in also given what we know. Now, what was it like being at the debate? Look it was bad enough with what we knew at the time Chris Wallace is someone I respect as a tough interviewer as a capable moderator. Struck, that from the literal opening sentence president trump was bullying him was insulting the audience was razzing in her racing. The former vice president did not in any way at any moment recognize or respect the rules that he agreed to. For this debate, I've been an elected official. Twenty years have been active in politics thirty. I've been to my share of rough and tumble debates particularly at local campaigns and I've had my share of unconventional onus but that was unbelievable. It was simply awful to sit through the rush the raw force of the negative aggressive insulting interrupting. Energy directed by President Trump at former vice president, Biden and the audience and our country in the world. One of my sons immediately following the debate texted me. They must be cheering in Russia and China the team of us that were out there to do sort of post debate spin rapid response for the Biden campaign were just silent as a group for minutes. Afterwards, it was really hard to endure. So Joe Biden Dr Jill Biden former second lady Joe Biden was about ten feet to my left and Mark Meadows and Don Jr. about ten feet to my right. And it was striking that they all walked in unmasked and sat there without masks through the entire thing even as staff person, I think a staff physician from the Cleveland. Clinic. Came around and try to get them to wear masks and it was striking to me at the time just how sweaty. Read how angry trump seemed through the whole thing. Later, when we learned that he was infected with Covid, nineteen may well have been covered positive for that debate. It added a layer of the and seriousness to the fact that he was literally yelling at Joe Biden for ninety minutes from a few feet away. I. Got Tested twice actually once rapid s one. The PTR test both negative, and then waited and waited hoping in until we got a negative test confirmation for a joe and Joe Biden there's now a covid nineteen outbreak at the White House that has infected I think at last count twenty one people including senators, senior members of the president's team as well as president trump and first lady Melania trump staff. Of the White House reporters and they are still refusing to do even the most minimal contact tracing ordered to publicly embrace a relevant public health standards. So what was already a horrifying experience being in the room for that debate? Then over the next week has sort of turned into a slow rolling horror as the president has made his own covert infection into. A piece of political theater and is now being replayed on cable shows all day a proudly taking off his mask and recording. Then re recording his triumphant reentry still infected to the white. House. I I was gobsmacked at the visual of Marine One swooping in to MED EVAC the president of the United. States to a military hospital then three days later watching this. One swoop back in and take him back to the White House for this cinematic return even though he is infected even though once he climbed all those stairs, you can see him gasping for air you have been in public life for more than twenty years you are on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. You travel around the world and talk to world leaders in this statesman position that. You're in how do you even explain this to the world if you can well Jonathan I, you know, I, do think it's important that Joe. Biden Joe Biden and the whole Biden campaign team step back they took down attack ads. They publicly expressed their concern, their prayers for the president first. Lady and their health as did I as did most liberal leaders in our country president trump. Does. Get absolutely world class healthcare. He was whisked by Marine One helicopter from the fortress like White House to a dedicated wing at Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital. There is a dedicated presidential sort of sweet over there and he was treated with a cocktail of the most cutting edge treatments that your average American doesn't even have access to the combination of the widely used disappear with the. Less, widely used steroid that's commonly applied for those who are in some distress and a new monoclonal antibody treatment that's not yet approved for general use and he comes back saying several days later. Oh I feel better than I've ever felt better than twenty years before there's nothing to be afraid of don't let this virus room in your life. He even said that he thinks he's immune. I mean. He is the world's leading source of. About this pandemic and has inspired imitators from the president of Brazil to things said and done by Putin who declared that he had a effective vaccine before there was any stage three clinical trials, donner results released.
"john lewis" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye
"Roy Blunt and his wife we ended up in Australia. Together and we went out on a boat one day to the to the coral reefs, and if you've been the most beautiful thing in the world, you can see his corpse underwater. So while he puts on his litter swim stuff. Rubber swim stuff everybody gets ready to go jump in the water. My wife just right out there notion. John Lewis can't swim. So John Lewis. Pulls on his diving gear. Say I got some witnesses on there. So John Lewis deserves Davin gear, and he allows three men to talk to him not to get into a slimming poo. Not. Alabama. River but the ocean. and. He gets in the water with three men around him and John can't swim lick all he can do is and he doesn't he's hitting the water just like this and they're holding up. S O John Come back in the boat and I take him in the back of the boat Michael. was there with him? So we're going to back said John. You know of anybody ever tells. Me that you don't main what you say that you believe in love everybody as we aren't. Ocean coast. Of Australia, you get in the boat dependent on three white men that you don't even know to. said. So I know you believe what you say. But the other part of it I just saw your look of us get the wrong at the wrong impression John Lewis can't dance. Can move dig get move but bunch found. have any rhythm. A. Rhythm own. His. Own Rhythm. Dance nobody else could do the happy dance live. Eat there you're? Protecting mentally on a shame. Right. Mr Guess that means that we'll be seeing a video of you soon dancing then. Talents we we still got Mr Lewis is happy video sort of just have to be that. I so appreciate that because so often and I think you are know this but as a pass CBC. Executive Director I see you all CBC family and so I'm super protective of you all as humans are, and so I think it's so important for members of the ideas in the viewing public to recognize that you are human beings you're not just reading the holly also of the theor left one. Congresswoman Sewell to that point you are diligently to ensure that Mr Lewis would be able to lie in state in the Alabama state capital. Can you talk a little bit of out at journey? I just wanted John to have the hero's welcome that he deserved as Alabama's native son, and it was my honor to approach our governor about allowing John not only to cross that bridge one more time but to be opened welcomed into the state capital. When You think about his first time that he made that crossing. He wasn't invited in. But it was really to me that we. We allow John had the hero's welcome. You deserved and so the governor and her chief of staff it was great that her chief of staff was Joe Bonner. You Know Joe was a member of Congress representing mobile. He's now the chief of staff for the governor. and Joe Salva Vision and. was just so helpful and we were able to get. John. horse-drawn carriage. I don't know if you saw it from Brown Chapel. That final bridge crossing. And it was so. So wonderful. People came out Selma came out and you know there was rose on that branch in this John and then for that..
"john lewis" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye
"Really drew a over. A. Raw. Aerobics less. Of Your class. What do you say to young people who saw John Lewis as you talked about become the youngest speaker at the march on Washington who are encouraged by his visibility, but also at the more radical side of his strategy. Would you say to young folks who are industries right now reverend this is a time of tremendous change I. Know In my lifetime I didn't expect for people to agree with the affirmation that black lives matter. But we're here now with had the highest approval rating ever with sixty seven percent of black lives matter Not. Love Ross is radical. When you go along? And massive with discipline coalition. We go violent the they have part of several days. non-relative chooses them. Cumbersome Action this massive, this and voting. Cooler Shin. The one. That's why through all the trumpster. Sebastian and they got voted. Or Latino converts to an end anywhere in the coverage. Of the vote and now the top coalition. Been Weiser's Moss freedom another big quality. What is the one of the greatest end you learned from on John Lewis, the activists and the John Lewis, the legislator. Or One lesson that you think we should learn from him from more to do. List for purposes personal for as. person. If today if Lelouch in for the Costas Right the vote. The boat? Took you have. Elections. Southern unequal. We should have the. Who has the barrel bombs speak but not vote As a big issue. Kentucky today, for example, got Ron Paul. Told Meghan in trouble cryer. You have all MISSA economists McConnell. Holding up loading and and ensured for the hunger. Reverie you said that. Black Lives Matter Shukri efforts in the constitutional rights vote but you also just brought up Kentucky and we know that Riana Taylor was shot and killed in our home where she slept in. Kentucky. shooting some of their efforts just be about that kind of justice equality where law enforcement is held to account for taking someone's life just like we are. Role. release. Patrol. Authors control. We're in fact, patrol police force, and those who shelter. was in fact have not really. Our the Minnesota. The. Go. Kill Joyce.
"john lewis" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye
"It is about us as black people, but it's also about an hour and about the reality that some folks noted that black people and white people ever find themselves together in a unity the south will not be the same. If you change the south, you change the whole nation. Holds John Lewis as a faith person also three roles in the by. Ashville ten WHOA under those who legislate evil and rob the poor. The right he knew that you can legislate evil. And that's what we see happening today. We've seen it for a long time when people legislate e that rob the WHO of their right not just rob about about rob the poor white and make women and children that pray and make immigrants their prey. The Third Second Whoa he knew was the wounded Jesus said, which is onto those who go through all kind of ceremony but they leave undone the work of justice. So you open the congress traffic but then right off the P. R. A. Y., P. R., E. Y. on the people who need healthcare that people who need living wages the people who need voting rights the third woke new was the one Jesus said woe unto those who loved the tunes of the profits? That's what we've seen a lot today and Lsu week people who loved the tunes of the. They say all of these nice things about like McConnell of the day when he talked about John, Lewis how great he wasn't he relegated all of his work to the past. This man has hailed up fixing the voting rights act for two, thousand, five hundred and almost ninety days. Today. But but he but they love the two of the Prophet because dead profits don't bother you. Don't walk to see is US touched the body of the property and come alive because the Bible Citizens Old Testament whenever you touch the body of a dead product in your day you come back alive. When you touch the body of a dead and you continued the work of that property and even move it further because you get a double portion of what that profit had. So in this moment as a matter of faith. When we talk about risk since the voting rights, it's not just political. It's also theological say this quickly because we only give the right to vote two people, we don't give the right to vote to pitch parakeets and puppets, which means if I suppress her right to vote I'm suppressing your. Day he I'm suppressing the image of God and you when I suppressed the right to vote actually engaging on a kind of idolatry to say that I'm more humid on him. So to right to vote is formed Jewish rabbis taught me. That the word for vote and the word for loss in Hebrew is the same word coal. Is the same word when it says the boss of the prophets that same word could be trashed the vote of the Prophet. So my vote is my boss and my go to represent my boss number in my boat Oughta represent the agenda that I care about and so in this moment yes, we need renewal of the voting rights, but it just can't be a renewal because the devil's.
"john lewis" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye
"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..
"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.
"john lewis" Discussed on On Being with Krista Tippett
"Care not an order. And, since Dan. Of had an opportunity to to meet some of the sons and daughters of some of the people. I had a discussion on one occasion with the Governor Wallace. About what happened? On this Sunday and governor lawless would've ordered them. Where would he? He would have been. Behind that. He. He was the governor he wanted he wanted to more at stop. He said he never gave him the order to beat us. He said to me John of people waiting on other side of the Bridge to kill you. In ECE governor. Will you stop? It appeared to me. It was an attempt. To kill us before other people kills. He said it was a struggle between the federal government and the state. And not against us. On this never had into bitterness toward him. On any of the officials. Even if going back to the free to rise when we arrived in Montgomery in nineteen sixty one. Was a man named Floyd Man. It was a public safety director. Alabama state troopers. He came and stood. and. Put a gun up in the air and says something like that would be no killing here today. Debbie Nokia today and several years later saw floyd man. And I got elected to Congress. At identification! Of Severity Memorial. And? He asked me. He's a Congressman Blues. Do Remember me. Mr Man. Get you. You say my life. He cried and cry. This is the choir from the Dexter. Avenue Baptist Church or Martin Luther King Junior pastored and preach during the three hundred eighty one day, Montgomery bus boycott, and they lead this congressional delegation with John Lewis in singing. King's favourite him. After, a short break more with the late John.
"john lewis" Discussed on Into America
"The reasons why he did what he did. Dr Lafayette Thank. You so much for your reflection on John Lewis but also thank you for your work. We walk in the shadows of great men and women, and you are one of them Sarah. So thank you for your time. We really appreciate it. Well. Thank you and by the way we really appreciate what you're doing, okay. So keep doing what you're doing. Yes, sir, thank you very much, thank you. The was civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette remembering his friend John. Lewis we're going to survive. And there will be no turning back. And maybe some setbacks. That may be people standing out way. We would not go back. We come too far. We're not going.
"john lewis" Discussed on Into America
"Dr Bernard Lafayette. Junior has been decades fighting for civil rights through organizations like the student nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was named National Coordinator for Dr Martin Luther King Junior's poor people's campaign in nineteen, sixty eight. Doctor Lafayette worked alongside John Lewis for years, but they met as roommates at American baptist. College way back in nineteen fifty eight. We had a common. Kind of upbringing you might say in terms of the ratio conditions that exist and we have lava same attitudes about. You know not accept it and not going along with it. But at the same time because the way we brought up, we didn't have any hatred towards other people. And somebody had that in common but He was a president. Class President. So. He was already a leadership position. And health thing is he was a year ahead of me so I got a chance to read all his books and he tutored me okay United States much different than a nightmare roommate situation as some people. Have you got John Lewis? The President's the body mentor GIUDICI. Yes. Are there any stories that stand out that you recall from the early days of this John Lewis. Well he was always. Very calm. And with others and the thing that. Really impressed me was the fact that. When there was a issue problem, he never did attack of the people. He was very quiet and he listened. Okay and then he decided he was going to respond. And people respected him. I think that's why they wanted him as a leader, because remember now all of these students. Were potential leaders like passes of churches and medicine. So this was a leader of the future leaders. So you have in John Lewis. This natural born leader. who were you at a time and we're you? Know Ready to jump into activism protests from the beginning. Well actually what happened? Is that when John, Lewis asked me about these. workshops going on James Lawson. Junior was a graduate student at Vanderbilt. And he was conducting these workshops Nashville because he models king had told him to come south. And so. John Lewis was going to them. and. You know he asked me to come and I said no I. Don't have time for that. That got jobs. I was always used to work in you know, but he kept in insistent, so I said all right. Okay all right. I'm GonNa come just a shot his mouth. And should have what I went to that workshop and they were talking about sitting in. At lunch counters and stuff like that. How was hooked? John Lewis got me hooked. There are so many. Photos of John Lewis and one that stands out to me, which really puts on display of the sacrifices that y'all were making. Is this image of him after he got bloodied and in Alabama. I believe. It was during the Freedom Rides Oh yeah. Back to nineteen sixty one when the freedom riots began. Started we start training people. Okay like we did for the city in there. To for the Freedom Rides. and. We serve a twenty four hour training facial, so you have to get all the house. It's not just a matter of going down. You know protests in doing some you know. Sit into whatever. We had a backup group in other words. So in the ferry when we took over the freedom rides John Lewis was a spokesman for the first group and spokesman for the second. Group. The backup group, so we had to see what was gonNA happen to them when they get to Birmingham leave Nashville. And there would have happened to them. We decide on the second group. They got arrested. And why they got arrested lives to second group. We crossed each other in the middle of the night. Okay. Because some of US went by car and someone by train. And what we did was met together in Birmingham started off there. Now where John Lewis was attacked when we got to Montgomery and we got into Montgomery. It was very quiet. Though it was all Saturday morning. No people on the streets, no cars running. That's like that. We had national. Godman. We had state troopers. Everybody gives us protection on the bus, but the bus guide to Montgomery Alabama bus station. Okay, All those protection disappeared helicopters. Everything were there, and then they just. They're just going yeah. So we got suspicious, so I told the students all join. Hands of fan a partner. No matter what happens, you stick with your partner so somebody and know what happened to you. And why we were there? Get you know to get off the bus. A group of reporters have gotten a bus out of Birmingham earlier ahead of us, so they could film and take pictures and stuff like that. And the came out of the bus station and took off and start beating ball reporters beating why reporters smashing Cambria. Couldn't imagine I. Don't know what would happen. So anyway we join hands in the mob, came and stop beat us up. Then when they hit. John, Lewis prohibited with a Coca Cola crate. Overhead at Metal Strip was a thing. Put that Gash in his head. Not just to create okay. And, he will try to kill John Lewis because they knew him at ad identified him. As one of the leaders and they were clobbered him over the head. And put scars. Then they came after me. And boy guy on some bro gang shoes and he was gonNA kick beyond a certain place on my body. And I try to protect myself so. Full my arms around and bent down. When he saw. The kick. And end up. Cracking three of my rips. And I went through the freedom rats all those days and months with three crack ribs. Because there's nothing you can do with Craig Ribs. You know you can't do surgery and all that so. That was the lesson for me because I learned how to endure pain. Not WanNa complain because they would. My buddies would wouldn't let me go on a fee ride by. Craig ribs you now. Tough it out right, so anyway, John Lewis. Is Not the fact that he was hit all of the head. The thing about a John did not move. He didn't try to escape. He stood there even after they cracked him over the head. Against the word that you can describe down Lewis, is he had? undescribable resistance. Yeah that was his way of responding in a non-violent way to show them that hidden him over the head. Was Not a way to stop him. Obviously. You all engaged in nonviolent peaceful protests, but even at that time that was.
"john lewis" Discussed on Fresh Air
"We're going to listen to the interview I recorded with John Lewis. That was first broadcast on January. Nineteenth, two, thousand nine, it was Martin, Luther, King Day, and the day before the inauguration of America's first African, American President Barack Obama. In, the nineteen sixties Lewis repeatedly risked his life, working to end segregation and gain voting rights for black people in the south. When he was growing up in Alabama there was one county whose population was eighty percent African American, but there wasn't a single registered black voter. Here's our interview. Congressman Lewis Welcome to fresh air and thank you so much for joining us when you are young man. Were you ever challenged the polls? Did you have a hard time registering or Did anyone ever try to prevent you from voted? When I was growing up in rural Alabama. it was impossible. For me to registered to vote. At the become a registered voter. Until I moved to. Tennessee to Nashville as a student. Why was it impossible? Black men and women would not allow to register to vote my own mother Mon father. My grandfather. And, my uncles ninth. A could not register to vote because each time they attempted to register to vote. They were told they could not pass their lettuce. Attacks in many people were so intimidated. Sola Fred. De Lose their jobs. There will be evicted from the forms. And the almost gave up. Your parents are sharecroppers. Mind! And further many many of my relatives have been sharecroppers. They been tenant farmers like so many people. They knew to stores that had. Occurred they new places in Alabama where people the victims from the form from the plantation? Didn't they read about they heard about? Incidents in Tennessee where people victim from the forms and implementation. Back in one, thousand, nine, hundred, six, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, seven, in West, Tennessee between Nashville and Memphis Tennessee now because of that, did you did your parents tell you not to bother to try to vote? Because it would be dangerous, they might lose their farm. My my parents told me in the very beginning. As a young child. Raise the question about Sergei, Gatien and racial discrimination. They told me not to get in the way not to get in trouble. Not to make a noise, but we had teachers. We had a high school principals. We! We had people teaching colleges and university in Tuskegee Alabama but will. They failed the so-called tests. One of the more dramatic moments of the civil rights movement was a march that you helped lead in one, thousand, nine, sixty, five of about six hundred people, the mortar supposed to be from Selma to Montgomery. Alabama demanding voting rights, but the marchers were stopped you soon after you started marching and you were beaten by the police. Would you talk first a little bit about the goal of that March? In Nineteen sixty-five by the. March from Selma to Montgomery, Omar seven was playing to dramatize ties to the state of Alabama and to the nation. That people color worn it to register to vote in Salma. You can only attempt to register to vote on the first and third Mondays of each month. You had to go down to the courthouse and get a copy of the so-called literacy tests an attempt to pass the test and stood in line day in day out. Failing to get a copy of the task of fellow to pass the test so after. Seven hundred people have been arrested and people have been beaten. One young man had been shot and killed..
"john lewis" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The you would have the FBI. The press and everybody fighting over the one telephone so I went over early the tied up in case there would be. A March and I'd have to describe to the N. Double ACP. What was happening because they were paying the bill? And I was over that tying up the telephone and I looked up. Toward the bridge and that was John Lewis now congressman John Lewis from Georgia Atlanta. And this group of marches coming toward this great line of State, troopers impossible and I began to describe the scene over the telephone to New York. And then John and group came face to face with the troops. And I heard some voice. A state trooper who said that stop this will be as far as you will be permitted to go turn around and go back to your churches, and then John, and the others begin to kneel and pray. And then I heard something that sounded like a tear gas canister. The pavement, and then that was smoke. Bedlam confusion, blood Tears cries, and now with these big hefty possum and swinging billy clubs, the size of baseball bats, and coming down across the heads of women and children. My eyes were hurting..
"john lewis" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Representative John Lewis passed away on Friday. He was eighty years old. Congressman Lewis is death comes several months after he revealed that doctors were treating him for stage for pancreatic cancer representative. Lewis served on the House of Representatives for more than three decades more than thirty years Steve. According to the Black Information Network Representative Lewis was one of the original freedom riders. He was the youngest keynote speaker from the nineteen sixty three march on Washington he was the leader of the bloody Sunday march in Selma Alabama back in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, five and I want you right now to take a listen to Reverend Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, he's going to talk about our hero and his friend Congressman John. Lewis Miss John Lewis. John Lewis. Will be forever. You know hearts and minds, and yes, in our souls. I'm doing this tape. Doing Sunrise because I. do believe that it's the sun set on John Lewis Life last night. The Sun rises on the movement. That will never die. Thank you John. Rest in peace our brother. Yet, you know. He was who devoted his entire self. To the. For the for the right of justice equality for black people. I mean this. Do man was so well respected? In Washington. Everybody respected him. You know with with the exception of the president who he respects nobody. But an all. Because the things he said to him when he confronted him. But you know, take care of your district before you come up. You're talking to me about anything. That's the type of president we have, but John Lewis was a cool dude. The last time I saw him was beloved event a Chick-fil-a. We did together in Atlanta. at Mercedes, Benz, stadium, and Bruno Mars performed. Funny moment stage. Because, we won't stay together. I bought him up to do this presentation. And this lady came up on stage was part of presentation and she started dancing. And she tried to cozy up on the John Lewis Dan. We own this big stage and I stepped in front of him. 'CAUSE I was on stage now non non. UK be paid days with no damn by. DONALD DONALD TRUMP CDs. You ask ownby a tweet. tweet about me. I ain't got came. Lose my political career, so was kind of a cool moment we had, but he was always mad at the forefront of the fight for Justice and equality for black people. He didn't care how you felt about it. He didn't care what you thought I mean. This dude was the real front line soldier, and if it wasn't for John, Lewis we are not where we are today. In terms of civil rights, the voting right act. Integration. Schooling. Prison reform this man right hill didn't miss out on no causes. He was dead guy. Wanted a great in. That will go down in history as one of the great men of civil rights. That's so true. It's so sad in a sense because he's always been there. You know what I mean. There's never been a time when we haven't There had in civil rights and things like that. You haven't thought about representative Lewis or he hasn't spoken about it or just been like you said Steve on the forefront. He's always been there. You know so. His legacy will live on forever. Yes, our. President Obama, said Shirley, I mean to cut you off. His legacy will live in a remarkable way. You know his life man, and just a hero, basically absolutely absolutely over thirty years. Great Career Great. And Life Yeah, and just just wanted a guys that as we go into this movement. We can learn so much for the way. He handled the civil rights movement. and His. his his ways and methods. It'd be great. That's what we learned from. People like that as we go forward is black. Lives Matter Movement. That's right Steve and coming up. We'll have more of the Steve Harvey morning. Show right after this you're listening to. Morning Show. Hi Guys Katie Lowes here. Actress, mom and host of the parenting podcast Katie's Crip a show that helps women navigate the colossal changes that with motherhood you'll hear from resilient Mama's knowledgeable experts and me asking a whole lot of questions, it's real talk that offers real perspective on what it's really like to be a parent, so join me new episodes published every other Thursday listen to Katie's crib on the iheartradio APP or apple, podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Hi I'm Devin leary and I'm Carolina Barlow and we're here to tell you to dump him. Break up with your boyfriend, and we want you to listen to our podcast true romance every week where we talk about our love lives and the love lives of others. Please join our exes. Who We know will also be listening like Kyle Kyle. Are you there? Hey, babe, how's life? No, you look good though me on my God job. Please I haven't even gotten a haircut like three months. Okay, please help us pay for Carolina. Psychiatrist bills by listening on the iheartradio, APP, apple, podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts..
"john lewis" Discussed on The Daily
"So quite literally. There's a straight line between the seen. What happened on that bridge? And something John Lewis News would be so powerful, the concept of nonviolent suffering and the legislative remedy back in Washington, that resulted. Yes, because the world has seen this happen, right? Yeah I. Think so, but also you know you begin to see you know. The sort of apex of this method really is sixty, five sixty six, and at some point then. John is replaced in the student nonviolent Coordinating Committee Presidency by certainly Carmichael. Of fiery orator and one of the primary of the Black Power Movement. That was more consistent. With the emerging radicalism of the time. And, that was the movement that you felt a part of. This when we came into the story you. On some level you and your cohort must have thought that this approach. The John Lewis Approach had limitations given that by the time you were a teenager or maybe even entering your early twenties, there was this new philosophy taking hold of of a more elbows out less restrained. Approach so, so how do you think about that well? You know it's interesting, and I do think about. What had happened really is. Every, generation until advocates itself. Thanks it's experiences unique. So. We thought we were unique. You know my cousins and I and we had our big meetings. We have press conferences and you know. You have a different rhetorical stance. But in the end. The tools were exactly the same. The tools were the sin of the administration build. The tool was the sit in in the street that ran through campus. The to was building takeover. These were the same tools man. We had bigger hair. Right and you picture, absolutely please do. I could head? But, if you look back on the tools with a saying. It was a it was a foundation that had already been built. Even if you didn't see it that way at the time, even if you didn't know it, you know what I'm saying gave you didn't know. I keep going back to this point. Earlier in the story when they were doing the freedom rides in nineteen, sixty one, they had a big Chinese dinner in Washington that people were going on these freedom rods and a lot of people road. There will wills because they thought they'd be killed, but she has to be killed and never come back. and they refer to the meal Chinese restaurant as the Last Supper. So these people were willing to put their lives on. The line were willing to accept. The possibility that they would be killed in the pursuit of justice, and that that dead bodies laying out in public would be. Part of a sacrifice that would advance the cause of justice. At. Profound So with all that in mind Brad income. How are you thinking about John Lewis has legacy at this as we talk in the middle of yet another critical moment in this movement, and when the work is still understood to be very unfinished. You know John Lewis in. Waning days of his life was. Heartened overjoyed to see the global protests that unfolded. After killing Mr, floyd? He talked about it. As part of the extension of his work in one of the things, he said essentially paraphrasing, he said things a box now. He said there's no going back from this. In, what about the principles of his life? How are you thinking about? Those in this moment. Well I think that. Is You see? His point of view was born out. The other day, The New York Times had a story. In which it had sixty four examples. Trivial examples of police brutalizing peaceful demonstrators. Right now, what is that? What that is. Is What John was talking about he was talking about. This kind of injustice perpetrated on people who did not deserve it. Did Not warrant that kind of treatment. And also we've been seeing. In this unfolding of the floyd protests. In a repeated theme with new stories. White suburbanites? Middle class white people. WHO! Supported the police unquestioningly. Right, They have changed their minds. Berle, persuasive thing is seeing people walking around on the street. Signs unarmed, not doing anything untoward and be. Brutalized, that turns out to be the most persuasive thing for society, and for the people to whom it is happening. They'll resist. Resist how. This. Other words we are again. Seeing this idea of the beloved community playing out the Gandhian Philosophy, biblical approach the described. It's where it's working. It's painfully working again. Yes, it's painful. Lord knows it is the same, but. He, abuse! Of the people in Public People's constitutional rights. You know through violent spy. Police organizations as broad rippling consequences is having broad rippling consequences. It's beyond the people. Will you beat up now? Don't have confidence in the police. and John saw..
"john lewis" Discussed on The Daily
"Your. PECULIAR MARK You first your audited I. Go home or go to your church. March well. You cannot. AFFORD, the group. Three that they dispersed. And then John said to. Sheriff she said can I have a word. Because you know, he's in front with as little off white trench. And now there's a thing about this trench coat. Right is very light, so you can see him standing out from everyone else, and the other thing about it is once blood gets on it. You can really see it. I'm sure that that was premeditated. Comes out and he says can I have a word, Knez? You can't have a word and the truth is begin to advance. And they be only allowed those people. They send fifty eight people to the hospital. John Lewis suffered a fractious goal. And by the time the film is flown back to New York to be shown on the air, and it's really one of those sounds where you see these people running you see, tear gas in the billy clubs is going up and down. Just being shot at people and because John was in front. You can see him holding his head where he'd been hit. And is on the ground..
"john lewis" Discussed on The Daily
"This is pretty much to say, but. Sherman Dismiss. So in terms of thinking about this speech that John Lewis drafted versus the one he delivered right on that historic day. You're saying it's not that the earlier version of the speech shows John Lewis questioning the nonviolent approach. It's that he believed in the nonviolent approach, but the language he contemplated using his belief that the power of that approach could be as powerful as burning. That was determined. To be potentially counterproductive to the nonviolent approach. He believed him exactly. But he talks about going back to his hotel room after that first compensation and just be livid, because of course it, it's a IT'S A. Twenty three year, old man speech. And a twenty year old man. who had been beaten to an inch of his life? For a while fighting for dignity for black people I'm sure he felt entitled to say any damn thing he wanted to, because he had the credibility of the streets behind him and the people on the south beginning know who he was and they were going to really know. Come two years later at the voting rights march at some..
"john lewis" Discussed on The Daily
"Like everyone else at the time in the middle sixties, I was sitting with my parents watching television. It. In Lebanon PM. Time for the reporter and the new. Anything bad news for Alabama today. Some school desegregation strategy has backfired. Demonstrators. Variety of other tactics designed breakfast here in the ninety news of the scenes of people being ravaged by police in the south of the streets, and I became a tune to the revolution that was unfolding in the south where people had put themselves in harm's way to highlight. The injustice of southern apart. The senators white did they grow spattered with ketchup and mustard sugar, salt and pepper were cardinal unprepared. But as I became more politically active, I had. Difficult in natural, probably natural difficulty understanding. How one would put oneself on the line to be beaten and bloodied, and what the utility of that was. And by that time the movement in the South have evolved some. Sixty sixty beginning at the black power slogans. They don't want us to use black power. I Got News Cadet. So I came into consciousness in my teens as the black power. Not a riot, it is be Belgian. Empowering. Fat of your black brothers and sisters of. and. But it took some. Time into my league teams to begin to understand what had happened coming up to that. And that is when I become aware of what had passed before when I was a younger kid in other words that it took you some time to understand why the nonviolent figures had taken the approach that they had taken. Yes. So when you take us through. His Life and how this philosophy you just described was shaped how it evolved. So where does that story again John Lewis he grows up? In Rural Alabama near Troy Alabama. His parents initially were sharecroppers, and you know share. Cropping was a successor form of slavery. To. John was born to that. and His parents. Stakes were lucky. They saved enough money. The by far. But he graduated high school, segregated high school and wanted to. Go to state, college was didn't admit black people. And, he applied and Stanton is information and he never heard back. And he wrote a letter at one point two Martin Luther, King and I presume wanted some help. In desegregating choice state. And Martin Luther King sent him a round trip Busek. Any went emitting, and they formed a relationship the substance of that. I don't know, but it was extremely influential for John and. He, left Troy Not long after that and then moved to Nashville. He went to seminary in Nashville. And there he met. Some of the early civil rights figures he met James Lawson. Reverend James Lawson who was kind of a philosopher of nonviolent resistance. Lawson had studied. Ghandi's nonviolent movement. and. The strategies that Gandhi had deployed against Britain during the colonial period. And he'd come back with a deep sense of what the philosophy was, and how powerful non violence could be. And what exactly is the philosophy? We'll have a John's memoir here in in nineteen fifty eight I think it is Jim. Lawson mentions to him the idea of a redemptive suffering. And he explains. That it affects not only ourselves, but it touches and changes those around us as well it opens us and those around us to afford beyond ourselves. A forces right immoral, the force of righteous truth that is the basis of human conscious suffering puts us in those around us in touch with our consciences. It opens touches our heart. It makes us feel compassion where we need to and Jill if we must. So this idea. To him this. redemptive suffering. It is at the heart of. The philosophy of non violent protests at the very heart of it, this is a paragraph in the book one method of practicing this approach when face the? Angry aggressive, even despicable person. is to imagine that person actually visualize him or her as an infant as a baby. If you can see this full grown attacker, who faces you as pure innocent child that he or she once was? It's not hard to find compassion in your heart. But then it wasn't just a tactic. It was a way of lights. It was embracing the biblical prescription that one must love one's enemies. As the biblical prescription. And it's the hardest thing. In the world to carry out. We'll so, how do we start to see this? Get carried out among Lewis and knees seminary students in Nashville. But Nashville was a at the time another seven town. Where you went in to a restaurant. And sat down. The people would just look at you in. The way to say sorry. This place doesn't serve niggers. and. That would generally be the end of it. But these students came into place and sat down and asked to be fed. And when they were told that. They will not sir. They stayed. And they took a lot of abuse and people. People spat upon them. Beat them bad them and poured condiments over the heads, all kinds of things. And I remember a friend a David. Halberstam our former colleague colleague was working at a newspaper there at the time he was working at the Nashville Tennessee. and. This is one of the things you wrote. The protests had been conducted with exceptional dignity and gradually one image at coming to prevail. Vat of elegant courteous, young black people, holding to their guardian principles, seeking the most elemental of rights while being assaulted by young white hoodlums who beat them up, and on occasion, extinguished cigarettes on their bodies. So, you see John Lewis and others being carried away. In these really. Simpson ties and Chris.
"john lewis" Discussed on What It Takes
"And I was growing up my mother. Father N- family members said. Don't get in trouble. Don't get any way I got in trouble. I got any way. It was necessary trouble for John. Louis trouble meant sitting at a lunch counter designated for whites. Only it meant leading a peaceful march over a bridge and getting brutally beaten for it it meant serving as chairman of the student nonviolent Coordinating Committee. It meant going to jail forty times for believing giving that America should not be segregated and that African Americans ought to be able to vote. It meant helping to organize the nineteen sixty the three march on Washington and at the age of twenty three sharing the podium with Dr Martin Luther King Jr.. We are tired of being policemen. We're pot of lockup in jail and all the all the inpatient how long can yeah. We mean we won't greet them and we want in a little over two decades later. John John Lewis returned to Washington DC as congressman. He is represented the Fifth District of Georgia ever since for seventeen seventeen terms representative Lewis. Who was seventy nine years old record? This episode recently announced that he has stage four pancreatic cancer in a written statement. He said I have been in some kind of fight for freedom. Equality basic human rights for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now as you listen. Listen to him here telling his life story to the Academy of Achievement in two thousand four. I think you'll agree that it is difficult to imagine him ever being undefeated by anyone or anything John Lewis standard-bearer for justice and equality is our guest on this episode episode of what it takes a podcast about passion vision and perseverance from the Academy of Achievement..
"john lewis" Discussed on Oprahâ€™s Master Class: The Podcast
"Today's episode is supported by Ernest Ernest has helped thousands of people save money with personalized rates and payments for their student loans. Visit Ernest dot com slash masterclass to check your rate and claim your special two hundred and fifty dollar bonus. If you sign alone, this bonus offer expires March two thousand nineteen but you can apply to anytime. Loans made by Ernest operations LLC analyst number one two zero four nine one seven California. Cfl license number six oh five four seven eight eight Ernest low interest loans designed for you support. For this facade comes from squarespace squarespace makes it easier than ever to launch your passion project from showcasing your work to selling products of any kind with beautiful templates and the ability to customize just about anything you can easily make a gorgeous website all on your own. And if you do get stuck square spaces twenty four seven award-winning customer support is there to help head to squarespace dot com slash masterclass for a free trial. And when you're ready to launch. Much use the offer code masterclass to save ten percent off your first purchase of a website, or domain. I don't use the word hero lightly. Congressman John Robert Louis is a hero in the turbulent nineteen sixties young John Lewis stood side by side with Martin Luther King junior and other civil rights crusaders displaying unwavering courage through years of continual, non violent protests. John Lewis battled segregation head on and China spotlight on the cruelty of racism in America. Whether he was participating in sit ins and Nashville marching for equality in Washington DC, taking a stand on the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma or proudly serving his district in Atlanta. John Lewis has always embodied, persistence, fearlessness and hope. The son of Alabama sharecroppers. John Lewis grew up witnessing the injustices of the Jim crow south. It was here that he began. His life's work to fight for equality and Justice for everybody. Everybody has a story. And there's something to be learned from every experience. Use your life as a class. This is masterclass with congressman John Lewis. I grew up in rural Alabama about ten miles from a little town called Troy in one thousand nine hundred eighty four when I was four years old. And I do remember when it was full. My father has say three hundred dollars and with two three hundred dollars. A man sold him a hundred and ten acres of land on the form. I fell in love raising chickens been my mother, a father wanted to have chicken for lunch of dinner at en-, lack it, and I will boycott demille, but the chickens became my friends, and as a little boy I wanted to be a minister. So what happened my brothers and sisters and cousins, we all of our chickens together in a chicken yard. They will make up the audience that congregation, and I was so I appreciate to these chickens. I wanted to stay the souls of some of these chickens, and I would tell them not to be good be kind not to fight and somebody chicken about a as some of the chicken Shaked aheads. They never quite said a man, but they tended to listen to me much better than some of my colleagues. Listen to me today in the congress. I grew up with the I guess a restless spirit when we go off to school. We had the broken down school buses and all of the little black children and to go down Matan, the Pula staff schools and all the little white children went to another school. I saw the signs that said white men colored men white women colored women I den like what I still in a Ethel thanks to be better. And when I was fifteen years old, I heard Martin Luther King junior already. Oh, listen to Dr king inspired me. He gave me hope and kept up with the drama that was taking place around the country. What was happening Montgomery in about the supreme court decision. A nine thousand nine hundred four I dream of went to a better school Ryan about a bus. I didn't like the fact that my mother and my father, my grandparents, my uncles and arms in had any rights. My mother was Sylvan over again. Boy, that's the way it is. She was saying cool. It be quiet. Don't get in trouble. Well, I was inspired to get in trouble. To get in. Good trouble. Good traveler is simple. When you see something. That is not right. Not fair. Not Jess you have a moral obligation. You have a mission. You have a mandate to speak up to speak out. You may get arrested and taken to jail you may be beaten enough bloody. And you could be murdered. You could die. But his party depressed at you have to pay not just Liberato south, but have free and liberate others. I've been stuff to college in Nashville, Tennessee that this time I'm eighteen is uncle a mind gave me a hundred dollar deal more money than ever hand. Gave me a footlocker put everything that I own a septa chickens in mauka and took a greyhound bus to Nashville, Tennessee. I remember so well meeting Jim Lawson young Methodist minister, he represented an organization called the fellowship of reconciliation. He has studied the philosophy and a discipline a nonviolence. In the fall of nineteen fifty nine he stored conducting these unbelievable training sessions, a small group of students the come listen to him go through role play playing. We will have what we call social drama because black people and white people couldn't be seated together and the like people had to go upstairs. Why people went downstairs you couldn't be seated together in a restaurant at a lunch. Connor. We wanted to change that we store sit in on a regular basis. You'll be sitting there an orderly, peaceful, nonviolent fashion. Someone will come up and spit on us put a light cigarette, and I had pool. Hot water hot coffee in pull us of the stews. We had but because the do's and don'ts of the sit in movement is someone push. You don't push back is someone Kirscher, and I curse you wanted to project that it was something that the community could rally Ron in support. Why people cursing making a lot of noise. These young men and women just sit in Dan, orderly, peaceful fashion. Nonviolence it is not the absence of islands is the presence of Justice. It is a present a bringing the dirt and filled from under the road out of the corner into the open light. So we can deal with to help convince people who may be standing on the sideline may be watching. This is the right thing to do. In the city and spread around the south like wildfire. And we were told over over again if we continue to sit in we will be arrested. And I wanted to be prepared in February get arrested and go to jail. I wanted to look with some young people. Call shop a fresh clean. I wanna a new suit the where the jail I had very little money. So I went downtown Maciel till us men store. And bought a suit a paid five dollars for the suit on that day, eighty nine students arrested became the first mass arrests in and sit in movement. We feel the city jail. And we conducted nonviolent workshops while we was in jail. We sang songs a created a sense of solidarity that we became one big family. Jim Lawson told us to whole concept of the beloved community that this idea that in the bosom every human being they is despotic. Divinity? At his despotic or something that is sacred and holy especia-. And we don't have a right to destroy. You know, no, one wanna go to g nobody wants to be beaten no-one wanna feel pain. But you come to that point. And you have what I call an executive session show. Steph say if just apprise it must pay for people to be free. To be liberated to behold dinner. We must be prepared to pay that price. And I was arrested. I feel liberated I feel free. I feel like I crossover in look clean. I did look Shah. I did fresh. And I have not looked back since one of John Lewis is boldest decisions was to become one of the original thirteen freedom writers, the US supreme court had already ruled that segregation in interstate travel was unconstitutional, but in many places those laws simply weren't being enforced. And so in nineteen sixty one John Lewis and other civil rights activists decided to get on a bus to challenge segregation in the racially divided south. They nearly got themselves killed in the process. John Lewis knew full well, the danger and the difficulty of what he was getting into. But to hear him tell it the freedom rides were something that simply had to be done. He was twenty one years old. The freedom. Ryan came into being on the port of an organization called cool. The congress eraser equality. It was to test a decision of the United States Supreme court ban racial discrimination during interstate travel because Lanc people in white people couldn't be seated together to travel Suva genu- the North Carolina cycle, Anna Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi to New Orleans. We made a decision with core. Another groups that we will is the freedom rides store and in may nineteen sixty one I was twenty one years old came to Washington. A group of us went to Chinese restaurant in Washington DC now grown up in rural Alabama going to school in Nastro tendency, I never had Chinese food before. We had this wonderful unbelievable meal. But someone said that evening, you should eat whale. Because this may