John Lewis And Barack Obama Discuss Selma

John Lewis And Barack Obama Discuss Selma Photo Courtesy Netflix

In celebration of Black History Month, Netflix has shared a clip of Congressman John Lewis, former President Barack Obama and host David Letterman reflecting on the legacy of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge

Lewis, who was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966, helped organize the 1965 Selma voting rights campaign. He and fellow activist Hosea Williams led 60 marchers across the bridge where they were met by Alabama State Troopers, who tear-gassed and brutally assaulted marchers as they stopped to pray. 

The conversation is featured on the streaming service's new special My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, which you can watch now

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