July 28, 2020 Featured

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Our friends at Consume Media shared this footage from John Lewis filmed at the Davis Academy in 2017.

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The Atlanta-based production company posted this to Instagram and thanks to founder, Leo Falkenstein, for allowing us to share it with our community here on Pretty Southern.

Congressman John Lewis was a true American hero and warrior for justice. It was an honor to work with him back in 2017 for The Davis Academy’s “Rise Up” video. His words ring truer now than ever. May we all speak up, speak out, and make a little noise. Rest in Power #johnlewis

“When you feel something, you have to act. You have to speak up, speak out, and make a little noise.”

We are all feeling the loss of this great man in a time where there is still so much work to be done. His legacy will always be with us. America, and especially the South, are better because of his work.

The Davis Academy / 'Rise Up' / Music Video from Consume Media on Vimeo.

Here’s the full transcript of this meaningful message from Congressman John Lewis:

“It meant everything to me that I grew up as a young child, seeing things that I didn’t like, that I thought were wrong, and that I wanted to do something about it.”

“It gave me this feeling that when you feel something, you have to act. You have to speak up, speak out, and make a little noise.”

“I’ve always felt for many, many years, that the children will lead us. The young will lead us. The young will teach us, and show us a better way…”

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