I don’t know about you, but lately I am into a lot of documentaries. Learning more about the world around me is more important to me than anything.
Especially learning about history.
I have long admired Congressman John Lewis – not only because of his record in Congress, but because of his activism. Lewis has been a civil rights activist since his college days.
He was first arrested in Nashville for his sit in protests against segregated lunch counters. Nashville became the first city in the south to desegregate lunch counters.
Lewis didn’t stop there and as you’ll be able to see in John Lewis: Good Trouble he went from where he was raised in Alabama to his protests to being a Freedom Rider with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to being elected to Congress.
We also see more about Bloody Sunday in Selma, an event that played a huge role in the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The trailer is absolutely moving and draws you in to the story of a man that is inspirational and whom spent his life trying to make the world a better place. A man who should be remembered for his dedication to the civil rights movement and his love for this country, as well as his advocacy.
“The radicalism of the Civil Rights Movement. The social radicalism. The civic radicalism. All of that inspires a lot of the conclusions and the beliefs that I have today,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says in the documentary. She amongst many others appear in the documentary. She continues, “I know that if John Lewis as a 19, 20-year-old wasn’t doing what he did, I would not be here today.”
“I hope everyone who watches this film will remember their own power. Their own ability to contribute to change,” Dawn Porter, the film’s director, said of Lewis. “Congressman Lewis’s life is a reminder that change can come from many sources — even from a 15-year-old with dreams of a better future.”
You need to watch this film as soon as possible.