Chicago Activist Frank Chapman Reflects On John Lewis’ Life And Legacy

“John Lewis was a consistent and constant fighter. He never gave up,” activist Frank Chapman told Reset.

Chicago Activist Frank Chapman Reflects On John Lewis’ Life And Legacy
Family members place flowers on the casket of Rep. John Lewis during the burial service at South-View Cemetery in Atlanta Thursday, July 30, 2020. Alyssa Pointer / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool
Chicago Activist Frank Chapman Reflects On John Lewis’ Life And Legacy
Family members place flowers on the casket of Rep. John Lewis during the burial service at South-View Cemetery in Atlanta Thursday, July 30, 2020. Alyssa Pointer / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool

Chicago Activist Frank Chapman Reflects On John Lewis’ Life And Legacy

“John Lewis was a consistent and constant fighter. He never gave up,” activist Frank Chapman told Reset.

The late Congressman and civil rights giant John Lewis was laid to rest on Thursday, ending a weeklong celebration of his life and legacy. Lewis died on July 17 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

Chicago activist Frank Chapman joins Reset to share how Lewis’s lifelong dedication to civil rights impacted his 50 years of activism, and the lessons he hopes younger generations will learn from the example Lewis set.

GUEST: Frank Chapman, an organizer with the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression