John Lewis Fellows Record "An Appeal for Human Rights" and Publish Essays

August 26, 2016

Humanity in Action is pleased to release two important publications from the 2016 John Lewis program in Atlanta, Georgia – a video reading of "An Appeal for Human Rights" and a collection of reflections from the John Lewis Fellows.

The first publication is a video reading by the 2016 John Lewis Fellows of Roslyn Pope's "An Appeal for Human Rights." Published on March 9, 1960 in the Atlanta Constitution, the “Appeal” detailed the many injustices faced by African-Americans, called on leaders of government and civic life to rectify the outlined injustices, and sparked and inspired the student civil-rights protests in Atlanta. 

The second publication is a collection of reflections written by the 2016 John Lewis Fellows. In the essays, the Fellows write about their experiences in the John Lewis program, delving into personal aspects of their own identities – such as national, ethnic, gender, racial, or religious – and reveal ways in which participation in the program has shaped their personal outlooks and perspectives on democracy and diversity. In the essays, the John Lewis Fellows also provide intellectual and personal responses – reactions and aspirations – in regard to the subjects and speakers presented throughout the program.

For more information about the John Lewis Fellowship, please visit this page.

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