Rep. John Lewis on Prosecuting the Past

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4718548/4718549" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Edgar Ray Killen, 80, is finally convicted of planning the 1964 murders of civil rights workers in Mississippi. And the FBI has re-opened a probe of the 1955 lynching of Emmet Till, 14. U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights leader, tells Scott Simon why it's important to pursue past crimes.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.