A New Museum and an Icon of the Movement

On this coming Saturday, September 24 a new museum opens in Washington, DC - The National Museum of African American History and Culture. The beautiful building sits on the corner of 14th St. and Constitution Ave., very close to the Washington Monument. It will help millions of people from around the country and the world to learn about and appreciate the pain, struggles, and triumphs of this part of the story of our nation. Earlier today, Rep. John Lewis was interviewed about the opening of the museum on the CBS program "Face the Nation." John Lewis is an icon of the modern civil rights movement who participated in many of the major events of the struggle including speaking at the March on Washington in August of 1963 and leading the march on Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965. He is still calling our nation to greater levels of justice and equality through love expressed in non-violent protest. Watching the interview with John Lewis is a good way to give thanks for and reflect on the opening of this great new resource for our country and for the Church as we continue the journey to justice and reconciliation in our time.