In Memoriam – John Lewis

It was a great loss to the world when Civil Rights Icon John Lewis passed away Friday night. He was called to the movement early in life and accomplished more than nearly any other man in that pursuit during his 80 year lifespan. He was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington and the last living speaker from that rally. He was willing to give his life for the freedom of his people and nearly did on several occasions. He lived to see the movement revived in recent months and there is hope it can finally achieve that goal. It has been and will be a long struggle but it has moved forward and we must finish the push.

I am personally inspired because the script project I am currently working on addresses the issues in the time frame he was most active. I am inspired by his life’s work to make a final push to finish the script before a looming deadline. I will do it with his achievements in my mind. In the meantime there would be no more fitting tribute than to rename the Edmund Pettis bridge in Selma in his name. It is time. Rest in Power.

As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes

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