EAST LANSING, Mich. — In honor of Congressman John Lewis and the 55th Anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan and the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will be showing the documentary film “John Lewis: Good Trouble” on the Michigan State Capitol lawn on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The film chronicles the life and work of Congressman John 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/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 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Chairperson and East Lansing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Administrator Elaine Hardy.
It is expected that a second outdoor showing of the documentary film will take place at Cooley Law School Stadium on Aug. 16. Additional details will be shared soon.