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Rep. John Lewis’ Reflections On The Civil Rights Movement At Aspen Ideas Festival

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The body of Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights icon, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol next week. According to NPR, a public viewing will take place outdoors -- because of the pandemic. Representative Lewis died last Friday at age 80. Six years ago, he was at The Aspen Ideas Festival to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Lewis recounted how his eyes opened to racism at an early age, followed by a call to action. This audio is courtesy of the Aspen Institute.