Good Trouble: Finding Your Purpose and Making an Impact

Kahran Myers-Davis
John Lewis, US Representative from Georgia, signs books at the Civil Rights Summit held at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2014.

John Lewis, US Representative from Georgia, signs books at the Civil Rights Summit held at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2014.

Marsha Miller via LBJ Library

As someone who considers themselves an organizer and advocate, I recently found myself reflecting on the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis. In his final directive to us, he urged us to “get into trouble, good trouble.” What strikes me most from his directive is that he never told us how. So, let’s talk about how to make good trouble.

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