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/