John Lewis documentary opens nationwide today

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Pike County passes 400 cases Pike County added eight new cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 407 cases with five confirmed… read more John Lewis documentary opens nationwide today Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like The documentary from Dawn Porter revisits Lewis’ most famous work as an activist and also chronicles the life of the longtime congressman from Georgia.John Curry Key, Alabama Civil Rights Tourism Association, business manager, said “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” highlights a real American hero  from Pike County, Alabama.“John Lewis literally changed the world by his involvement and actions in the Civil Rights Movement,” Key said. “It is a movie that should be of additional interest to people in Pike County because his family lives in the Garden Bassett Road area.” The movie highlights Lewis as he recalls being immersed in the philosophy of nonviolence and him speaking at the March on Washington. He also shares memories of the Selma to Montgomery March.Lewis is the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district. He has served since 1987. He is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. Lewis, who as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was one of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. He played key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States.Lewis has been awarded many honorary degrees and is the recipient of numerous awards from eminent national and international institutions, including the highest civilian honor of the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Skip “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” a documentary about Lewis, a Pike County native, who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s,  opens today at the  Continental Cinema 5 in Troy and theaters all across the country.Local show times will be 2:40 and 7:40 p.m. Friday through Monday and Thursday of next week.The documentary may also be viewed on demand at appleTV, You Tube, Amazon Prime, Direct TV, Redbox, at&t and others. submitted photo | The Messenger The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Lewis was honored by the Troy Reunion Alabama Bicentennial Committee and has been a featured speaker the annual Leadership Conference hosted by the City of Troy and Troy University.“I am so honored and deeply moved,” Lewis said at the time. “I saw the (John Lewis Day banner) when I drove up and started crying and I’ve been crying ever since.”He urged the crowd at the event to continue to fight for their beliefs.“You must never ever give up, you must never ever give up hope,” Lewis said. “If it were not for God almighty and the wonderful people around me, I would not be here today… As long as there is breathe in my body, I must try to do something to help others.” Shelia Jackson, City of Troy tourism director, said although Lewis has roots in small town America, he has made a positive impact around the world. By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Published 6:20 pm Thursday, July 2, 2020 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Latest Storieslast_img read more