JOHN LEWIS: Get In The Way

JOHN LEWIS: GET IN THE WAY Screening Resources

The Discussion Guide contains the following for your screening use:
• Filmmaker Statement • About the Film • The U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Historical Context
• The U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Global Context • The Civil Rights Movement Continues Today
• Questions for Discussion • Activities • Resources

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Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2012

Baldwin, James, et al. The Fire Next Time. Köln, Germany: Taschen, 2017.

Carson, Clayborne. In Struggle, SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981.

Kurlansky, Mark. Nonviolence: the History of a Dangerous Idea. New York: ModernLibrary, 2008.

Lewis, John, et al. March. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2013.

Lewis, John and Michael D’Orso. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Levinson, Cynthia. The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017.



United State Civil Rights Trail: John Lewis
A civil rights icon and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Lewis of Georgia was a freedom fighter for more than 60 years. Called one of the most courageous activists the Civil Rights Movement ever produced, he dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties and building what he called the “beloved community” in America.

Center for Civil and Human Rights
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s struggle for Global Human Rights. The purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities.

National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Legacy Project (SLP) works to preserve and extend SNCC’s legacy through a variety of initiatives including archival efforts, literature, and media development — amplifying the voices and stories of veteran SNCC members and pursuing one of the still great unfulfilled needs of the Freedom Movement: quality public education as a constitutional right.

SNCC Digital Gateway unveils the inner workings of SNCC as an organization, examining how it coordinated sit-ins and freedom schools, voter registration and economic cooperatives, anti-draft protests and international solidarity struggles. Most importantly, the SNCC partners themselves continue to shape the vision and framework of the website. They work collaboratively with historians of the Movement, archivists, and students to weave together grassroots stories, using digitized primary source materials to create new multimedia productions that illuminated this history for new generations.

SNCC History and Geography: Mapping American Social Movements through the 21st Century explores the history and geography of this seminal organization with (1) interactive maps, charts, and lists that show more than 500 SNCC sit-ins, boycotts, and other actions from 1960 to 1970; (2) a yearbook/ database of SNCC actions; (3) a brief year-by-year history.

SNCC 1960-1966: Six Years of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee covers the SNCC from its birth in 1960 to 1966, when John Lewis was replaced by Stokely Carmichael as chairman.

K-TOWN’92 is an interactive documentary website that explores the 1992 Los Angeles Riots through the lens of the greater Koreatown community.

Fit the Description is a video series that delves into the perspectives of Black male officers and civilians sharing personal stories around their experiences with law enforcement.

Question Bridge facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of Black men from diverse and contending backgrounds and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine Black male identity in America.

The Civil Conversations Project from On Being with Krista Tippett is a public forum providing ideas and tools for healing our fractured civic spaces.

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