Apple honors late Congressman John Lewis for donating documentary benefits to civil rights efforts

John Lewis: Good Trouble, a documentary about the life and work of the late civil rights leader and member of the US Congress, has been available since early July. Now Apple has announced that its profits from the documentary will be donated to the National Museum of Civil Rights as well as the National Museum of African American History and Culture to honor Lewis’ legacy.

Apple shared the details in a blog post today:

To pay tribute to the life and legacy of civil rights hero and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Apple will donate part of the proceeds from the documentary “John Lewis: Good Trouble” to the National Civil Rights Museum and National Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Apple’s Lisa Jackson commented on Lewis’ influence:

“The life and example of Representative John Lewis compels each of us to continue to fight for racial equality and justice,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social enterprise. “This film celebrates his undeniable legacy and we feel it is appropriate to support two cultural institutions that continue his mission to educate people everywhere about the ongoing search for rights everywhere.”

As my colleague Ben Lavjoy highlighted today:

Lewis was one of the “Big Six” civil rights leaders in charge of the famous March for For Jobs and Freedom march in Washington. It was from here that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his keynote speech, I Have a Dream, which led to the abolition of racial segregation in the United States. In an incident known as Bloody Sunday, Lewis himself attacked unarmed protesters, including Lewis, who also marched to Montgomery, led by armed Alabama police shelters.

Lewis was elected to Congress in 1976 and served 117 terms. He has received many honors throughout his life, including 50 honorary degrees, the Doll Leadership Award, four Independence Awards, the Golden Plate Award, the John Heinz Award, the Justice for All Awards, the Liberty Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Profile in Courage Award. , Wallenberg Medal and Walter P. Rather Humanitarian Award. When he attended President Obama’s inauguration, the president presented him with a picture of the ceremony, entitled “Because of You John.”

You can hire John Lewis: Good Trouble if you don’t get a chance to watch other services besides the Apple TV app.

The John Lewis memorial is scheduled for Monday, July 2, which accidentally adjourned a congressional hearing that Apple CEO Tim Cook was ready to testify.

This is Apple’s latest effort to support racial justice and fairness since Apple founded the Apple 100 million initiative.

Here is a summary of the documentary:

Using interviews and rare archive footage, John Lewis: A history of more than 60 years of social activity and legal action related to civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform and immigration, and the current interview with Lewis, now 80 years old. By Porter his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and in 1957 Dr. Martin Luther discovered his consequential interview with King Jr. In addition to his interviews with Lewis and his family, the Porter Cinema Verit film mainly includes interviews with political leaders, congressional colleagues, and other individuals who are prominent figures in his life.

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