PBS NewsHour

Remembering the life and legacy of John Lewis

Clip: 07/18/2020 | 4m 20s

Rep. John Lewis, a Civil Rights hero, died of pancreatic cancer Friday night. A supporter of civic engagement, including the ongoing global Black Lives Matter protests, Lewis had been beaten and arrested several times during the Civil Rights Movement. Known for powerful speeches, he advocated for getting into “good trouble” all his life. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011

Aired: 07/18/20

Rating: NR

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