The age of civil rights heroes ended a while ago -- and that actually might be good

Updated 9:56 AM ET, Tue July 21, 2020

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CNN Films' "John Lewis: Good Trouble" airs Sunday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET.

(CNN)He was a diminutive teenager from a dirt farm in Alabama who stuttered and stumbled over pronouncing big words. Some of his fellow seminary students called him a country hick behind his back.

He was so earnest that when a seminary professor returned his heavily corrected paper, he didn't get angry. He instead sent the professor a note of thanks, saying no one had ever tried to help him like this before.
"Every word from him," the professor l