John Lewis: Get in the Way

John Lewis: Get in the Way

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 9:00pm

Credit: Early Light Productions

The first documentary biography of John Lewis, whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years, is part of Black History Month programming on WXXI-TV. The son of sharecroppers, Lewis grew up in rural isolation, seemingly destined for a bleak future in the Jim Crow South. But Lewis took a different path, rising from Alabama’s Black Belt to the corridors of power on Capitol Hill, his humble origins forever linking him to those whose voices often go unheard. John Lewis: Get in the Way, a new documentary produced and directed by Kathleen Dowdey, airs Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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