Can we ever 'lay down the burden of race'?
The departed civil rights leader was remarkably consistent throughout his life on his mission to make America live up to the promises of its Constitution.
“We are one family,” he told National Geographic Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg in 2018. “It doesn't matter whether you're black or white, Latino or Asian American. We are one people.”
As we approach the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, Lewis’s life’s work is a master class in the sustained fight for justice. The last surviving speaker of the historic march, Lewis was college-aged when he, as one of 13 original Freedom Riders, rode interstate buses through the South, challenging segregation that had been deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme