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John Lewis film showing at State Capitol

John Lewis film showing at State Capitol
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  • On August 4, 2020

Story from City of East Lansing
Press Release


The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan and the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will show the documentary film, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” on the Capitol lawn this Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m.

The film is being shown in honor of Congressman John Lewis (who died this past July 17) and the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act.

The film chronicles the life and work of Lewis – a Civil Rights icon and American hero.

In order to stay within the 100-person capacity for outdoor gatherings, community members are asked to register via the ELPL website. Those who attend should wear a mask or face covering, and practice safe physical distancing (at least six feet from others).

“We are excited for the opportunity to show this important film and pay tribute to one of our country’s staunchest defenders for voting rights,” said Elaine Hardy, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission chairperson.

It is expected that a second outdoor showing of the documentary film will take place at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing on Aug. 16. Additional details will be shared soon.                                       

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