Documentary Covers The Life & Legacy Of Congress John Lewis
Washington, DC Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President and Michael Cristal, International First Vice President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, will join a large, bipartisan congressional delegation for a three-day civil rights pilgrimage to Alabama. Rep. John Lewis, D Ga., who has led the pilgrimage every year since 1998, will lead the march as it passes through Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery and Marion. On Saturday, March 7, 2015, Mason will be a part of the commemoration of the 50lh anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches. In attendance will be President Barack Obama, Former President
George W. Bush, Congressman John Lewis, and 95 members of Congress, community and faith leaders and ordinary citizens to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma for voting rights.
As part of Phi Beta Sigma’s participation and to honor their fraternity brother Congressman John Lewis, the fraternity has announced the support for the John Lewis Documentary project which is directed by
Stanley Nelson, who is among the nation’s foremost documentary film makers. Nelson is a multiple prime time Emmy winner, and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow. Nelson’s titles include the celebrated, Freedom Summer, Black Panthers, Freedom Riders Jesse Owens, The Murder of Emmett Till, and Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice, and Beyond Brown and a host of other titles he directed for PBS as well as work for CNN and HBO.