John Lewis speaks with passion, resolve and dignity.
He says things like, “Hate is too heavy a burden to bear” and “Nonviolence is love in action” — not what you expect, or necessarily buy, coming from a U.S. congressman, which Lewis has been for three decades.
Airing Friday on PBS (10:30 p.m. EST), “John Lewis: Get in the Way” doesn’t address the nascent Trump regime. But events of recent weeks signal a new urgency to see this inspiring film portrait, and yet another reason to honor Lewis’ action and results that some, like Trump, appear unwilling to acknowledge. The civil rights struggle that has occupied most of Lewis’ 76 years is facing a tidal wave of new challenges — or, at least, that’s what many people fear. The values he embodies are more important than ever.
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