Congressman John Lewis and Rachel Maddow
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement in the first volume of March, a graphic novel trilogy. The publication marks the first time a sitting member of Congress has authored a graphic novel. He is interviewed by Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.
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After the taping of Great Conversations, the audience is invited to ask questions of the author. KET presents these after-the-show segments as online exclusives.
- How do you encourage young people of today to seek political office? (1:38)
- Do you stand by your statement to Thurgood Marshall that it was the responsibility of young people to take over the Civil Rights Movement? (1:09)
- Who will pick up your torch when you retire? (2:46)
- How do we get the government away from radical right and left groups and back to moderates? (1:42)
- How do we help felons who have paid their debt to society regain their right to vote? (1:49)
- What can we do to equalize the gap in public education? (2:38)
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