Politics Nation with Al Sharpton (MSNBC)

‘Pick up the Baton’: Sharpton on the Legacy and Passing of C.T. Vivian and John Lewis

Jul 20, 2020

(New York, NY) — Over the weekend, the US learned of the loss of two icons of the civil rights movement, C.T. Vivian and John Lewis. In his week’s final thoughts on MSNBC’s Politics Nation, Rev. Al Sharpton underlines the contributions of the two men.

“I thought about the last time I saw John Lewis, on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. (…) I thought about how that bridge, named after a slave owner, ought to be renamed after John Lewis.”

Watch the full reflection below.