A painting with , left to right, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi , John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Barack Obama, outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Scores of heads of state and government and other foreign dignitaries, including royalty, are beginning to converge on South Africa as the final preparations for Tuesday's national memorial service for liberation struggle icon Nelson Mandela are put in place. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Along with the President, 23 members of Congress (many of those being members of the Congressional Black Caucus) travelled to South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela.
Representative John Lewis from Georgia was one of them.
Lewis played a huge role in the Civil Rights movement. As a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he participated in the historic sit-ins and bus boycotts in the South.
Lewis took some time to talk with us while he was traveling home from the memorial service. He joins the show to talk about Mandela's impact on civil rights in the U.S. and beyond/