Yamiche Alcindor holds the late civil rights titan John Lewis in high regard.

That’s why the PBS NewsHour White House correspondent and The Root 100 honoree was especially moved when she first read the congressman’s posthumously published New York Times opinion piece where he called for enthusiastic voter participation and getting into “good trouble.

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“The idea that John Lewis—who was dying of cancer, who had done so much, who had been beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, who had pushed for voting rights—but he still was thinking about us, all the people in America who are looking at him for guidance,” said Alcindor.

Alcindor shares why she believes Lewis’ column is the Blackest moment of 2020 in the video above. Check it out.

Jessica Moulite is an award-winning Video Producer at The Root passionate about dismantling unjust societal power structures and all things Black culture. She's also probably watching “Living Single.”

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atiyarayan
atiyarayan

It just tears me up that after all John Lewis went through, the last years of his life was spent under the shadow of a white supremacist dictator wannabe. I wish both he and RBG could have held on just a bit longer to see us 8645.  

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