PBS NewsHour

Remembering John Lewis, an American civil rights icon

Clip: 07/30/2020 | 7m 7s Video has closed captioning.

The United States bid a final farewell to John Lewis in Atlanta Thursday, after more than a week of observations in his honor. A congressman and lifelong activist, Lewis endured threats, repeated imprisonment and physical violence to fight for civil rights. He was instrumental in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Judy Woodruff remembers the American icon who championed "good trouble."

Aired: 07/30/20

Rating: NR

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