ABC'S THE VIEW HONORED MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.


Rep. John Lewis On The View




The View honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Rep. John Lewis, Common, and Charlottesville's first black female mayor.



Singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks joins as guest co-host.



Rep. John Lewis talks skipping Trump's inauguration, Charlottesville, experience in civil rights movement.


On Charlottesville: "What happened there made me very sad — I cried. I don't wanna go back. I wanna go forward. I want to continue to be part of an effort to make America one."
"We all live in the same house! The American house, the world house. And we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters, as Dr. King would put it, or we will perish as fools."


 Lewis explains why he skipped inauguration: "I never felt that his election was legitimate."


Lewis says he disagreed with King's daughter's comment that MLK would have met with Trump: "I knew her father very, very well. Meeting him, working with him, and getting to know him — I think he would have taken the same position that I did."


Lewis says that Trump wouldn't have been elected had King been alive: "Dr. King would have been able to lead us to a different place and our country would have been different and the world community would have been different."


On his experience protesting: "We studied, we prepared ourselves," Lewis said. "So [if] someone spit on you, poured hot water, hot coffee, hot chocolate, call you everything but a child of God, just keep your cool and you hold your head high, you stand with dignity or you kneel with dignity and pride."


"You cannot become angry — you cannot become bitter or hostile," Lewis said. "Dr. King told us never to hate. Hate is too heavy a burden to bear."

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

INSIDE STORY ON SCOTT SHANNON'S RETIREMENT

PAUL MCCARTNEY & JEAN SHAFIROFF ATTEND JEWISH BOARD GALA @ PLAZA HOTEL

LEONARDO DICAPRIO ABOUT RIVER PHOENIX

LEAH LANE DEBUTS HER ART INSTALLATION 'I'M JUST TIRED' @ CHASHAMA NYC

PAULA ABDUL'S PLANE CRASH SURGERY

JEAN SHAFIROFF CO-CHAIR FOR MISSION SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CITY GALA @ CAPITALE

JEAN SHAFIROFF & NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL LETITIA JAMES @ EDIE WINDSOR CENTER SOUTHAMPTON BBQ

DECORATION & DESIGN BUILDING BI-ANNUAL SPRING MARKET IN NEW YORK CITY

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS SURGEONS OF HOPE KICK OFF PARTY ON PARK AVENUE

HARD HITTING NY POST REPORTER STEVE DUNLEAVY DEAD AT 81