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This program aired Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 @ 7 PM EST
Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.
Tanya Washington Hicks is a Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law of 17 years. She earned her J.D. from The University of Maryland School of Law and then clerked for Associate Judge Robert M. Bell on the Maryland Court of Appeals. Professor Washington Hicks completed the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Fellowship in Social Justice and the Albert M. Sacks Fellowship in Criminal Justice, under the direction of Professor Charles Ogletree. She then earned her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Professor Washington Hicks teaches Civil Procedure, Family Law, Education Law and Race and Law at Georgia State College of Law. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Howard Law School and at the David A. Clarke Law School at the University of the District of Columbia. In 2016 and 2017, Professor Washington Hicks served as Director of the John Lewis Fellowship Program, a Humanity in Action program funded by a grant to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights from the Mellon Foundation, which afforded young people from across the nation and around the goal a curated experience with the living history of civil and human rights.
Dedicated to stomping out voter suppression any and every place it rears its evil intent, Wanda Mosley is the Senior Coordinator in Georgia at Black Voters Matter. Prior to working at BVM, Wanda worked as the Community Outreach & Volunteer Manager at the New Georgia Project. In 2018, she was selected to be a part of the inaugural cohort of fellows for the Movement For Black Lives’ Electoral Justice League. After successful careers as a reporter at The Dallas Morning News, Atlanta Journal Constitution and as a marketing executive in the beverage industry, Wanda has spent the last five years of her professional life helping increase access to the polls for all Georgians.
Ben Arnon is Co-Founder and CEO of Color Farm Media. Ben’s co-founder is award-winning actress/writer/producer, Erika Alexander. Color Farm develops and produces scripted and unscripted content for film, television, streaming, and podcast platforms. Color Farm’s mission is to bring greater equity, inclusion, and diversity to media. Color Farm is also currently producing two podcasts with Spotify and has several scripted film and television projects in development. The company previously set up an untitled horror/thriller film at Lionsgate Entertainment. Prior to founding Color Farm, Arnon worked in various business and creative roles at Google, Yahoo!, Universal Pictures, Universal Music Group, Jersey Films, and Scott Rudin Productions.
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