Transcript for John Lewis passes the torch to the next generation
And finally tonight is congressman John Lewis is laid to rest the last living splinter from the 1963. March on Washington. Is not passing the baton to the next generation of today we spoke with a one of those young activists. The set to speak at the next march on Washington the end of August and promising. To keep up Louis's call to make would trouble here's ABC's David Wright. Today it. As the nation celebrated. Listen my word bullets have the last word himself. It is so fitting on the day of his service. He leaves us our marching order coach. Keep moving. A posthumous message published in today's New York Times addressing young people. Though I mean happy here you are as huge and highest art and at the should be. 23 year old Ariana Evans now is your. Willis was her outrage when he spoke at the march on Washington the youngest speaker back in 1963. I definitely don't. I'm I don't know that wouldn't I think probably. That fight for civil rights and birth right. And a burden passed down from one generation the next. He made so much as yet. You get. It right Israeli group said he does not. Even eat. Food generation on. Hold you. I. Don't really genuinely. An Louis also knew the need for good trouble as he put it. Didn't stop in the 1960s. But will be carried on. I Americans like Arianna an air force veteran who has raised her voice since George Floyd's killing. Yesterday an actress I'm protest thing. On that we've been tired I've been tired I've cried over this for years we've been fighting this same battle. Speaking out against a polarizing presidents. You don't Twitter every time you anything act. I don't hate and right. For young people marching for black lives matter today and Manning the barricades and Portland and other cities. John Lewis his message still resonates. He is glad I. It's able. Who today President Obama. Vote the villains of the civil rights era in Alabama. Saying the work of Bull Connor and George Wallace has also been passed down to a new generation. George Wallace may be gulf. But. We can witness. Our federal government sending agents to used tear gas in the Cobbs. Against peaceful demonstrators. Absolutely. I'll using an old our worst here's that to be your citizens sedition. It's not okay he's never been okay it was not okay back then Wallace may have been governor of Alabama but I'm Bloody Sunday. African Americans at an ally in the White House. Arianna Evans for one he's not sure that still true yeah all the paralleled in the Google also. His position of power. All. Or where it while. And she believes there is as much at stake now as there was in the 1960s. You. And met in a way. John we're. Absolutely. Ill. I I. The torch carried so bravely by John Lewis and his generation. Now passed to a new generation. ABC news lives I'm David right.
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