Screening: “John Lewis Marches On”

  • on 29 Aug 2013
  • Ayres Multicultural Center

The Sewanee community is invited to a free screening of John Lewis Marches On at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Ayres Multicultural Center on campus. Bill Moyers’ interview with Congressman Lewis is in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C. Lewis was the youngest of 10 speakers at the March for Jobs and Freedom, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech.

The program includes original footage from the 1963 march and other civil rights demonstrations earlier that year. Community members active in the civil rights movement of the 1960s will be on hand to lead a discussion following the 57-minute video.

Special thanks to Moyers & Company/BillMoyers.com for permission to offer this free public screening of the interview. The Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Diversity Awareness Committee, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and The School of Theology are sponsoring the event. Funding from the Sewanee Community Chest helps support CCJP’s film-discussion series. For information about CCJP and CCJP events contact Leslie Lytle via e-mail or at 931.598.9979.