Congressman John Lewis of Georgia was recently interviewed by CNN’s David Axelrod about an incident of racial terror that Lewis experienced as a young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activist, and he was overwhelmed by his emotions. When Lewis was a younger man, he experienced traumatic racism during his activism, and he relived it all at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta on “The Axe Files,” aired on July 14.
In the interview, the civil rights leader, John Lewis, experienced the racist remarks he was subjected to as a young man and began to cry after explaining to Axelrod how it made him feel.
“Surreal. It is real. Exactly what happened… We have come a distance. We made progress, but there are forces in America trying to slow us down or take us back.”
— CNN (@CNN) July 14, 2017