Tuesday, February 9, 7:30-8:45 p.m.
“An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round trip bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King’s closest allies. He organized Freedom Rides that left him bloodied or jailed, and stood at the front lines in the historic marches on Washington and Selma. He never lost the spirit of the “boy from Troy” and called on his fellow Americans to get into “good trouble” until his passing on July 17, 2020.”
Join moderators Peter Warren, Upper School History and Film teacher, and Traci Wright, Upper School Dean of Students, for a guided conversation about this important film. Guest panelists include Kendall Clark ’19, Kayla Williams ’18, and Nancy Zirkin ’64. Register below to receive a special Park access link, which will be shared in early February. The film will be free for Park community members for 48 hours, between February 5 and 7.
Participants: No minimum
Questions? Contact Adrienne Peres, Associate Director of Development, firstname.lastname@example.org.