The Honorable John C. Lewis famously said, “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.” This was his call to action to confront the three evils of racism, poverty and war espoused by Martin Luther King, Jr. Unfortunately, racism is still America’s No. 1 public health crisis. Deadly police violence against African Americans and others sparked the globally recognized Black Lives Matter movement, which has awakened the moral compass of the nation and the world.
On July 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM, in celebration of the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis and the 55th Anniversary of the Chicago Freedom Movement (credited in part for sparking the Civil Rights Act of 1968), the citizens of Central Florida declare that “RACIAL JUSTICE MATTERS.”