The Legacy Of John Lewis: Why His Work Remains Unfinished : Consider This from NPR John Lewis, the civil rights icon and late congressman from Georgia who represented Atlanta for more than three decades, spent his life fighting for equal voting rights in America.

Myrna Perez, Director of the Voting Rights and Elections Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, explains why his work remains unfinished.

Lewis spoke to 'Fresh Air' in 2009. Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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John Lewis Fought For Voting Rights His Entire Life. Why His Work Is Still Unfinished

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John Lewis Fought For Voting Rights His Entire Life. Why His Work Is Still Unfinished

John Lewis Fought For Voting Rights His Entire Life. Why His Work Is Still Unfinished

John Lewis Fought For Voting Rights His Entire Life. Why His Work Is Still Unfinished

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John Lewis, the civil rights icon and late congressman from Georgia who represented Atlanta for more than three decades, spent his life fighting for equal voting rights in America.

Myrna Perez, Director of the Voting Rights and Elections Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, explains why his work remains unfinished.

Lewis spoke to 'Fresh Air' in 2009. Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Find and support your local public radio station.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Beth Donovan with fact-checking from Anne Li. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.