American Baptist College in conjunction with Belcourt Theatre, will host a virtual viewing, followed by a Community Conversation of the documentary “Good Trouble,” on the legacy of Congressman John Lewis.

The ABC viewing of the 96 minute documentary is scheduled for Sunday, July 26 at 4 p.m. through the Belcourt Theatre. The ABC Community Conversation will be held at 5:45 p.m. through Zoom and Facebook live.

ABC President, Dr. Forrest Harris, said, Congressman John Lewis’ Legacy, as depicted in the documentary “Good Trouble’ inspires social change in the world based on his activities in the 60’s. Furthermore, as we consider the unrest of today’s time, this documentary is most relevant and inspiring.”

The requirements to view the documentary and participate in the Community Conversation are below:

There is a cost of $12, for you to purchase a ticket for JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE — and you’ll have a 3-day / 72-hour window to watch it. (Note: You’ll be asked to create an account with Magnolia Pictures to pay for your ticket.)

We invite participants to watch at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, to be a part of the ABC Watch party right before the Community Conversations session, which takes place at 5:45 p.m.

The Community Conversations may be seen on Facebook Live:

Congressman Lewis graduated from American Baptist College in 1961 and was heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement of that time. He was beaten severely for his efforts to gain civil rights for all. Many of his ABC schoolmates were also part of the movement that included Dr. C. T. Vivian, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Rev. Dr. Julius Scruggs, Rev. James Bevel, and William Barbee, just to name a few from ABC.

The Community conversation will include ABC President Forrest Harris, Civil Rights activist Frankie Henry, Rev. Dr. Julius Scruggs, Rev. Vahisha Hasan and other distinguished individuals involved in the Movement then and the Movement now, along with activists from the Nashville community, as well as national organizations.

“We welcome this dialogue to understand our past and to clear a path to move forward to attain and obtain social justice, equity, advocacy and leadership,” said President Harris.

In a speech to the graduating class of 2016 at Bates College during their 150th anniversary, Lewis said, “I was inspired to get in trouble. I was inspired to get in the way.” It was that attitude — along with the example of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — that made Lewis a true hero of the Civil Rights Movement, a man whose personal story is virtually a history of the Movement.

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, the film explores his childhood experiences, his early actions in Nashville while studying at American Baptist College and Fisk, and his role as a nationally recognized figure with a lifetime of activism and leadership. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, the documentary also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in Lewis’ life.

For more information contact Andre’ Trice, at 615.400.4928 or email at