Tell Me More for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Rep. Lewis: 'I Gave A Little Blood Here And There'

Congressman John Lewis is a senior statesman now, but he was just 23 when he spoke at the March on Washington. He tells host Michel Martin what went through his mind during that historical moment, and what young people can learn about the movement today.
Even though the March on Washington was nonviolent, many braced for riots. Host Michel Martin speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch about the story behind the march.
The Freedom Singers, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez were some of the people who provided the soundtrack at the March on Washington. The Freedom Singers' Rutha Mae Harris tells host Michel Martin why the civil rights movement couldn't exist without music.

Civil Rights Fight Of Today: Complacency?

Host Michel Martin talks with a group of young leaders about the future of civil rights. She asks about the social justice issues of today and the evolution of activism.
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