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Monday, January 17 at 10 p.m. Come Walk in My Shoes

(Rochester, NY) Come Walk in My Shoes, airing Monday, January 17 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11), provides a fresh, first-person perspective on the nonviolent protests that challenged segregation laws in the South and prompted the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. During the film, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) leads colleagues from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, religious leaders and others on an emotional pilgrimage to the “sacred sites” of the civil rights movement. At each location, Lewis reflects on his experiences and introduces the unsung heroes of the marches and voting challenges of the 1960s. The journey begins in Montgomery, Alabama, where the then-18-year-old college student first met Martin Luther King, Jr. and ends on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, where an angry mob brutally beat the future congressman while he was leading a peaceful march.

Credit: ©1965 Spider Martin
Pictured: John Lewis in 1965 on the Edmund Pettus Bridge attempting to lead a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.


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