John Lewis: Hero of Peace

Speech to the March on Washington. August 28, 1963.

We mark the loss of one of the great heroes of our generation, John Lewis.

We went back to the original archive, faded, murky and tinted in picture and dull in mono sound, to restore the energy of that day so long ago, at the Washington Monument. The last of the living original speakers from that historic day. This video is unedited, uncut, with greatest respect for the youth he was, and for the tireless warrior he would become until his passing at age 80, July 2020.

The fierce focus of young John Lewis lives, a source of pride for all people in America.