Margaret Russell did a KQED radio piece about John Lewis. Listen here.
“Nine years ago, on March 7 — “Bloody Sunday” as it is called in civil rights history — my daughter and I marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, with Congressman John Lewis. It was my daughter’s 16th birthday, and somehow I figured she would rather have this than a new car.
Crossing the bridge was wonderful, but the most vivid memories I have were not from the bridge, but from our youth bus that John Lewis rode for three days beforehand, sharing his movement experiences with a few dozen teenagers from the Martin Luther King Freedom Center in Oakland. I was a lucky chaperon.”