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Washington (CNN)In 1963, a young John Lewis arrived at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom prepared to excoriate the Kennedy administration, which many racial justice activists viewed as lacking moral resolve in its approach to civil rights. The speech was so damning, though, that other leaders asked Lewis to tamp it down.
For more on the life and legacy of John Lewis, watch CNN Films’ « John Lewis: Good Trouble » on Sunday, September 27, at 9 p.m. ET.
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