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John Lewis: Get in the Way | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Wednesday, February 1, 2 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature the film John Lewis: Get in the Way. After watching, dive deeper with resources about the life of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis on PBS LearningMedia.

A film by Kathleen Dowdey, John Lewis: Get in the Way is the first biographical documentary about Lewis, an inspiring portrait of one man cast into extraordinary times and his unhesitating dedication to seeking justice for the marginalized and ignored. The film spans more than half a century, tracing Lewis’ journey of courage, confrontations and hard-won triumphs.

PBS LearningMedia

The Right to Vote | John Lewis: Get in the Way

Grades 6-12
John Lewis was one of the many who fought long and hard for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and as an elected member of Congress, he was a beneficiary of this legislation. Yet hard-won rights are not necessarily secure. In the Shelby County v. Holder ruling of 2013, the Supreme Court struck down key sections of this legislation, and, as Lewis says, “stabbed the Voting Rights to its very heart.”

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