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‘Black Lightning’ Co-Star Reflects On Congressman Lewis’ Legacy And The Importance Of Voting

Christine Adams will co-host A Night of Good Trouble, an upcoming event with the Atlanta Film Festival in honor of John Lewis' life.
Christine Adams will co-host A Night of Good Trouble, an upcoming event with the Atlanta Film Festival in honor of John Lewis' life.
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A co-star in the CW’s superhero television series “Black Lightning” says the late Congressman John Lewis believed in people, their humanity and their potential.

“When I look at the life and legacy of John Lewis, this is a man who got up every single day, for over 60 years, and fought for what he believed in. He said ‘if you see something wrong, do something,’” Christine Adams said. The English-American actress, who plays Lynn Pierce, Black Lightning’s ex-wife in the series, made those comments speaking to Rose Scott on Friday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

During the conversation, Adams went on to describe Lewis as extraordinary and shared memories of when he visited the “Black Lightning” set in Atlanta. She also spoke about her naturalization journey to becoming a U.S. citizen, the importance of voting and A Night of Good Trouble, an upcoming event that she’s co-hosting with the Atlanta Film Festival in honor of Lewis’ life.

Guest:

  • Actress Christine Adams

To listen to the full conversation, please click the audio player above.

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