John Lewis

The Genealogy of a Civil Rights Legend

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on researching and sharing the family history of Civil Rights leader and current Congressman John Lewis on Finding Your Roots.

Full Episode

Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of two inspiring political leaders: Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

Interviewing Congressman John Lewis

If you think it’s tricky to find the perfect time to schedule an interview with a celebrity (in between shooting a movie or a TV show, attending premiere parties, making the rounds on talk shows, and hosting fundraising galas for their favorite good cause) think about how much harder it is to settle on a […]

John Lewis and Cory Booker

Fighting for Change in America

John Lewis recounts his first meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his early days in the monumental Civil Rights Movement, and how his political activism then has led to his current political career as a U.S. Congressman.