Saturday, July 18, 2020

John Lewis (1940–2020)

A giant of our country, past, present, and future. The New York Times has an obituary.

From a January conversation with Valerie Jackson for StoryCorps:

“My philosophy is very simple: when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to stand up, you have to say something, you have to do something. My mother told me over and over again, when I went off to school, not to get in trouble. But I told her I got in good trouble, necessary trouble. Even today, I tell people, ‘We need to get in good trouble.’”
[My transcription.]

comments: 2

Fresca said...

I posted those words on a photo of Lewis on Bloody Sunday, 1965, and posted it on my workplace's FB page.
Thank you for the transcription.

Michael Leddy said...

His words need sharing, for sure.