Director: Dawn Porter
Available to watch March 8th – 11th, 2021
Post-show Zoom discussion at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11th
How to watch
African American Studies and the Center for Law Justice and Culture present JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE virtually. Watch the film from home for free starting March 8th and join the Zoom call Thursday, March 11th at 5:00 p.m. for a discussion with Dr. Jelani Favors, Dr. Kirstine Taylor, E.B. Lewis, and Dr. Robin Muhammad.
To participate, please register for each event using the registration form below. An email will be delivered to you when the film becomes available to stream, containing a link to watch and a link to the Zoom discussion. The Zoom discussion will take place on Thursday, March 11th at 5:00 p.m. Registrants will have access to the film in advance.
Be sure to enter the password you receive in your email when you are prompted to add a discount code before watching.
Access information will be sent to those registered on Monday prior to the Thursday zoom panel. If you register after Monday morning on the week of the event, please note there may be a delay in receiving your registration access information. Access information will be sent daily at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to check your spam, clutter, or junk folder if you have not seen your registration email by 5:00.
About the film
Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 79 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.
Celebrating Black History
The Center for Law, Justice & Culture and the department of African American Studies invite you to a special screening and discussion of the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble. The documentary offers an intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’s life, legacy, and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism – from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse.
After watching the documentary, join us in a panel discussion with Dr. Jelani Favors (Clayton State University), Dr. Kirstine Taylor (OU), E.B. Lewis, and Dr. Robin Muhammad (OU) on Thursday, March 11th, 5PM. We will discuss the legacy of John Lewis and the Civil Rights movement, the debates and questions within the movement, and the continuing relevance of these questions today.