Today’s Love is for John Lewis’ Approach to Non-Violence

The civil rights hero talks about non-violence as a way of life.

By Jamilah King Jan 14, 2011

On Monday, some of the country will take time to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement he symbolized. Earlier this week Barbara Ransby wrote of how to keep King’s legacy alive. And as a reminder of an important part of that legacy, we bring you recent comments by Rep. John Lewis. In the video above, Lewis uses his experiences as a long time member of Congress and hero of the civil rights movement to reflect on how the movement’s emphasis on non-violence wasn’t just a tactic, but a way of life.

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