As a part of its Legacy Protect, TED featured a previously recorded conversation between civil rights leader and former US congressman John Lewis and activist Bryan Stevenson, with the pair speaking to the continued fight for civil rights and freedom.
Stevenson begins the conversation by asking Lewis about his experiences as child, and how growing up in rural Alabama impacted his views on the world. With non-violence being an important aspect of Lewis' philosophy, Stevenson also inquires about how he's dealt with threats and violence towards himself. Throughout the insightful conversation, Lewis and Stevenson discuss a number of different topics that remain relevant today, including Lewis' relationships with Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., the importance of voting, and how the next generation of leaders can employ different tactics to confront racial injustice.
Bryan Stevenson Speaks with Civil Rights Leader John Lewis