Courtland Cox

The Virtual Event Takes Place Thursday August 24th At 4PM ET, 1PM PT

The John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation (JLMLF) is hosting a live, virtual  interview of Courtland Cox to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington providing unique and important insights into the planning, execution and historical significance of the March from someone who was on the frontline.

About the JLMLF’s Good Trouble Talk, Board Chair, Michael Collins, said “John Lewis was not only a Congressman, but he was a beacon of hope, a tireless advocate for justice, and a relentless champion of civil rights. In the spirit of the late Congressman and the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28th, the Foundation is proud to present a virtual “Good Trouble Talk to speak about the bravery of those who marched and the leaders who spoke out against injustice and acknowledge that the work is far from over at this moment in time for our country. The fight for equality and justice continues to this day. By learning from this moment in American history and embracing the values of equality and justice, we can continue to build a better tomorrow.”


Courtland Cox worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi and Lowndes County, Alabama.  He was the Program Secretary for SNCC in 1962, and was the SNCC representative to the War Crimes Tribunal in 1963.  He served as the SNCC representative on the Steering Committee for the March on Washington.  It was Cox who – in response to Cardinal O’Boyle’s request but only out of respect for A. Philip Randolph – worked with Lewis on the very morning of the March to revise  the even more “militant” speech John Lewis had prepared to make .

Michael Collins, Chair of the JLMLF Board and longtime chief of staff to Congressman John Lewis, will provide a special introduction.

Lyn Vaughn, former CNN Headline News anchor and longtime friend of Congressman and Mrs. Lewis, will moderate the Good Trouble Talk.


Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 4PM ET, 1PM PT for 1 hour


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Photo Credits: AP1986