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Hear John Lewis Describe His March On Washington Experience, Emphasize Need For Civil Rights Museums

In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, file photo, with the Capitol Dome in the background, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020.
In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, file photo, with the Capitol Dome in the background, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020.
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During the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, U.S. Rep. John Lewis talked about the backdrop of the historic event.

He told WABE host Denis O’Hayer in August 2013 about how the march came about.

And, when the National Center for Civil and Human Rights opened in June 2014, he told O’Hayer why he believes there needs for a place that commemorates and highlights the fight for justice around the world. Listen to the full interview below.

John Lewis commemorates National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta

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