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John Lewis Speaking at Sojourn To The Past

Upon hearing of John Lewis’s death, I had vivid memories of 2 of my children who went on a trip called Soujour To The Past, in Little Rock Arkansas.

Meeting these icons of the past was an awakening of their soul and spirit and opened their eyes to the injustices that occurred, igniting a thirst of learning in them.

My son Garrett on the left & Minniejean Brown Trixey (middle) member of the Little Rock Nine

My son wasn’t much of a student and although smart, school did not fit his unique and creative learning style until he went on this trip. It was truly a journey of the past and into his own soul as well. I can still remember the excitement when he came home with a twinkle in his eyes.

He had never worked this hard in his life writing, listening to the talks and learning about the history and devouring books. He took so many notes and he was over spilling with this new found knowledge. He was so proud of himself for doing all of the work and it showed him that when he is passionate about something, he has the capacity to immerse himself head first. It was such a joy to witness. I remember listening intently to his blow by blow accounts of the week. He was so inspired and mesmerized hearing John Lewis’s words first hand shared in a talk he gave to the classroom. He captured their hearts and their minds; they were riveted to his every word.

Jeff Steinberg and my son Garret 2004

My daughter on the other hand, found joy in learning in the classroom. She embraced the message of John Lewis and his colleagues and took his message to heart to stand up and speak out for equality and justice no matter what and not back down. Although quiet and a deep thinker, her actions and strength of character do not go unnoticed. The memory ingrained in her heart from the experience is loud and clear by her equality and caring of all people everywhere that she exhibits daily.

My daughter Blair is in there somewhere

Here is a link on Sojourn To the Past

I am forever grateful to this Legend of Love John Lewis and his commitment to his mission.

John Lewis

He continued in his last days to speak truth and stand up to bigotry and hatred and be the voice of equality for everyone everywhere.

His message is simple “We will make bridges to bring us together, not walls that separate and divide.”

Thank you John Lewis our Legend and Hero! We are indebted to you and will keep your voice in our hearts and speak the truth without fear because of your courage and bravery.

We are forever chaged and Blessed for walking the earth with us and helping us on our journey.

Click here and Enjoy the video every time I watch it I am so moved and inspired.

In Love and Light,

Cindy

Little Rock Central High School where Minnijean Brown Trixey attended
YES WE CAN!!!!

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marlene ford gf Sesse
1 year ago

Thank you Cindy that was very moving brings tears to the eyes and opens the heart

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ggsf24
1 year ago

What a great experience! So lucky

gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
1 year ago

Thank you, Cindy, for this heartwarming post. It is a beautiful tribute to John Lewis and all those who fought for civil rights.

I remember thinking about my son that one day, the light bulb would come on. It has, and that is a beautiful moment for a parent. Your children sound exceptional! All the best, Cheryl

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Muralikrish
1 year ago

//We will make bridges to bring us together, not walls that separate and divide//

Excellent saying by John Lewis.

I learned something new today through your wonderful post.

Thanks for sharing.

Jonathan Caswell
1 year ago

Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
I WATCHED A P,B.S. TRIBUTE TO JOHN LEWIS LAST NIGHT….GOOD TIMING, FINDING THIS POST!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Yes!

PoojaG
1 year ago

He really was an amazing person that touched the lives and hearts of many people. It’s so great he had an impact on the lives of your children.

PoojaG
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Wow that is so great!! When you put out something positive you get something positive back!

PoojaG
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

😊

K E Garland
11 months ago

This is a profound memory. I’ve seen quite a few Americans who were literally touched by John Lewis, which seems to be a testament to his personality and work.

Introverted Thoughts
11 months ago

This was a wonderful tribute!

mentalhealth360.uk
11 months ago

I’ve never heard of this man Cindy but your wonderful tribute brought him to life and almost brought me to tears. Caz

mentalhealth360.uk
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You’re most welcome and I can’t wait to read more.

theresaly520
11 months ago

This is remarkable! Thank you so much for sharing!

Karen Lynne Klink
11 months ago

What a wonderful tribute. Wish I had had a first-hand experience with John Lewis like this. I don’t feel I can do justice to any of these great men, so may I reblog yours?

jeofreyogire
10 months ago

This is awesome and indeed a memorable happening. Your son must have gone through a lot of changes to become who he is now.

jeofreyogire
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

You are always welcome, Cindy.

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