1. Veteran of the Movement


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    In 1960, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, H.C. Story had a choice. Joining the non-violent movement went against his grain, until he heard Dr. King speak at church on a Monday night that changed his life forever. This is the story of an ordinary man that made an extraordinary choice to risk his life for the cause of freedom. VOLUME LEVEL WARNING: AFTER UPLOADING THIS I REALIZED THAT I NEED TO INCREASE THE VOLUME FOR THE ENTIRE MOVIE AS IT SOUNDS THROUGH A SMALL COMPUTER. I WILL GET TO THIS REMIX ASAP. IN THE MEANTIME YOU ARE ADVISED TO LISTEN THROUGH EXTERNAL SPEAKERS THAT CAN BE TURNED UP OR HEADPHONES IN ORDER FOR THE VOLUME LEVEL TO BE SUFFICIENT.

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    • John Lewis: Congressman and Civil Rights Leader (October 5, 2007)


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      U.S. Congressman John Lewis spoke at the opening of the Eyewitness exhibit at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, a nationally traveling show. Congressman Lewis recalled his days as a civil rights leader, and, more specifically, about his role in Selma, Alabama during that fateful "Bloody Sunday". Lewis' own words and recollections were used in Eyewitness. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan welcomed Congressman, Civil Rights Activist, and author John Lewis to the lectern. Lewis’s visit celebrates the museum’s new exhibit- “Eyewitness”: American Originals from the National Achieves. This exhibition provides personal portrayals of significant events in U.S. history spanning 200 years. It is composed of a variety of narratives, from George Washington’s account of a British attempt to spread small pox among American troops in 1775 to Jimmy Carter’s meeting with Pope John Paul II in 1979. Opening remarks were made by Dr. Elaine K. Diedier, and an introduction was made by 7 term Congressman Vern Ehlers, representing Michigan’s 3rd congressional district. Ehlers, a colleague of Lewis’s for years in the House, offered heartfelt and genuine remarks a propos his admiration for Lewis. Calling Lewis’ a “genuine hero”, he briefly outlined Lewis’s life and accomplishments during the civil rights struggle of the 1960’s. Lewis’s “Eyewitness” account is an emotional retelling of his personal struggles and participation in the civil rights movement. John Lewis was born to share croppers outside Troy, Alabama on February 21st, 1940. He attended segregated schools, and after being inspired by the activism of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., decided to join the civil rights movement. He studied at Fisk University where he would participate in “sit-ins” at segregated lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee. Lewis embraced non-violent protest as “a way of life, not just a tactic”, believing that “means and ends are inseparable”. He volunteered for the Freedom Rides, traveling on interstate buses throughout the segregated south protesting segregation on public transportation. In 1963 John Lewis helped form and ultimately became Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization that focused on breaking down “immovable lines” that prohibited African Americans from voting almost entirely in 11 southern states. On August 28th 1963 he was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington where he helped make famous the rallying cry “One man, one vote, it’s the African cry, it is ours, it must be ours”. Lewis recounts his work on the Mississippi Summer Project. Over 1,000 students came to work in the “Freedom Schools”, helping to prepare African Americans for literacy tests which were designed to keep them from participating in the Democratic process. Woefully he retells the events which lead to the murder of three young male volunteers, killed for their participation in the movement. However, undaunted, undeterred, and without hostility or bitterness the Summer Project continued. It’s work and the national attention which the murder of the volunteers brought to the program contributed directly to President Lyndon B. Johnson passing the Civil Rights Act on July 2nd, 1964. Perhaps most notably, Lewis was at the vanguard of the March from Selma to Montgomery, designed to rally African American voters. Lewis recounts the day of March 7th, 1965, on what later became known as “Bloody Sunday”. 600 people neatly walking in an orderly, non-violent fashion from Selma to Montgomery were confronted by “a sea of blue” (State Troopers). Given only minutes to disperse, many were beaten by knight sticks, gassed, and trampled by horses. Lewis was beaten unconscious by State Troopers. Lewis himself credits this march for the passage of the Voting Rights act on August 6th, 1965. In his own words, Lewis describes Eyewitness as an “exhibit saying tonight that we must never give up, we must never give in, that we must keep the faith, that we must keep our eyes open”. In closing, Lewis parallels American society with a house blowing in a thunder storm. “The wind may blow, the thunder may roll, and the lightning may crash…. But we are all in the same house”.” One people, one family, one house” with “an obligation to every generation to hold the house together”. During his time as a activist he was arrested over 40 times. He is regarded as one of the 6 major leaders of Civil Rights movement. John Lewis is now a U.S. Congressman representing Georgia’s 5th congressional district with offices out of Atlanta.

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      • Freeway Church Sunday July 15 2012 With Ps John Lewis


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        One of the worship songs from our morning service plus an inspirational word from Ps John Lewis

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        • Part 1/2 - 2013 March 2 - Urban Agriculture Series Week 3: Community Engagement w/ John Lewis - Richmond, VA


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          John Lewis from Renew Richmond spoke about his experience with community engagement around urban agriculture. For more information about this educational series, www.facebook.com/events/403986199684915/ For more about Renew Richmond, www.facebook.com/pages/Renew-Richmond/194322143919656

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          • John Lewis and Forward Motion Live at Kernal Kustard's August 2011


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            • In the Room: John Lewis with Krista Tippett


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              March 2, 2013 ~ Montgomery, Alabama An hour with the extraordinary humanity of Congressman John Lewis. The civil rights movement he helped animate was — as he tells it — love in action. He opens up the art and the discipline that made nonviolence work then — and that he offers up for our common life even today.

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              • Encore: John Lewis Marches On


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                Two icons of the 60's civil rights era -- Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) -- meet to share experiences and revelations about the momentous March on Washington which they both attended 50 years ago. At 23, Lewis had just been named to lead the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and was the youngest and most defiant of the featured speakers.

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                • John Lewis Marches On


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                  Two icons of the 60's civil rights era -- Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) -- meet to share experiences and revelations about the momentous March on Washington which they both attended 50 years ago. At 23, Lewis had just been named to lead the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and was the youngest and most defiant of the featured speakers.

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                  • web2day 2012, day 1 : Frenchies in the US


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                    Panel - Frenchies in the US (EN) With the whole world looking west for startup inspiration, Liam Boogar (RudeBaguette) sits down with some startupers, entrepreneurs, and founders and who have been to the US and back : David Bizer (Talent Geek at HackFwd), John Lewis (LeCamping & DojoBoost) and Wessel Kooyman (founder of Cole Street). Find more informations about the event on the official website : http://www.web2day-nantes.org And find more videos, pictures and details about the conferences on our blog : http://web2day-nantes.tumblr.com And join us next year in Nantes, on June, 6 & 7 !

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                      This documentary accompanies the book, "Black Masculinity in the Obama Era: Outliers of Society" (2014). Available at: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Masculinity-Obama-Era-Outliers/dp/1137436190 Dr. William T. Hoston's, "Black Dot in a White World" expands the discussion of the economic, social, and political plight of black males in the Obama Era. It features the likes of Civil Rights Icon, John Lewis; Educator, Dr. Steve Perry; Urban League President, Marc Morial; Rap Icon, Master P and his son, Romeo, and a host of others that discuss what it means to be a black male in the 21st century and the impact of living in the Obama Era. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, blacks were 13.6 percent of the U.S. population. Five percent of U.S. citizens were black males. Historically, racial discrimination and disparities have highlighted the struggles of black males. They continue to be policed at an alarming percentage, disproportionately incarcerated, disenfranchised by partial voting rights, and face institutional and systemic barriers that at times denies equal access to employment, job promotion and formal education. However, we can not ignore that many black males never get arrested, go to prison, they fulfill their civic duties, graduate from high school and college, obtain well-paying jobs and go on to live successful lives. There are examples of black males that have achieved. In the era of the first black president, Barack H. Obama, this documentary explores the impact of the "Obama Effect" and whether the presence of a black male president has helped to reduce the negative perceptions of black males and increased black male achievement. In the documentary, black males were asked, “What does it mean to be a black male in the 21st Century?” From their responses, a substantial and controversial contribution to American discourse shaped by their perspectives was born. The content is raw, uncut, eye opening, and takes a no holds barred approach to gain the attention of a wider audience and greater majority of black males that could benefit from the content in such a documentary. Thank you to all the participants in the documentary. *I do not own the copyright of all the materials used in the documentary*No copyright infringement intended* Producer: Dr. William T. Hoston @DrHoston http://www.wthoston.com/ Narrator: Fresh Johnson @freshjohnson http://www.freshjohnson.com/

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