John Lewis - Get in the Way Follow the courageous journey of John Lewis, a civil rights hero, congressional leader, and human rights champion whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years. The son of sharecroppers, Lewis grew up in the segregated South and rose from Alabama's Black Belt to the corridors of power on Capitol Hill. His humble origins have forever linked him to those whose voices often go unheard.
Through never-before-seen interviews shot over 20 years, Lewis tells the gripping tale of his role in the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. He was the youngest speaker at the historic 1963 March on Washington and he led the Bloody Sunday march in Selma in 1965 where Alabama state troopers attacked peaceful protesters with billy clubs, bullwhips, and tear gas. This march led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act into law, which prohibits racial discrimination at the polls.
Originally an activist pushing from the outside, Lewis has become the conscience of congress who makes noise on the inside pressing for justice, equality, and human rights. Despite setbacks - and there have been many - John Lewis' eyes remain on the prize.
Producer: Charles Floyd Johnson, Kathleen Dowdey
Production Company: A Production of Early Light LLC
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Director: Kathleen Dowdey
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen