Hirschfield International Film Series to screen John Lewis film

The Hirschfield International Film Series will screen “John Lewis: Good Trouble” on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. Registration is required and there is a 24-hour window to watch this free film from your own home since Middlebury College is still closed to visitors. Register at middlebury.edu/academics/fmmc/hirschfield/2020-2021. “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (“Trapped, “Gideon’s Army”), chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democrat … (read more)

Opinion: The importance of voting is not lost

This week’s writer is Ruth Hardy, a state senator representing Addison County, Huntington and Buels Gore. She lives in East Middlebury with her husband and three children. As a citizen, I take voting very seriously. The act of voting for me is celebratory … (read more)

Letter to the editor: In honor of John Lewis

“Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” — John Lewis, 2018 Good Trouble 1960, Nashville You, John, just twenty years old How dared you demand a seat at that color-sensitized counter? Your skin, the tone of di … (read more)

Opinion: What would MLK say to President Obama?

Editor’s note: We include this speech by Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia — which he delivered on Aug. 26, 2011 — in memory of his passing last week. Lewis, one of the original Freedom Riders and a civil rights leader from the early 1960s, along with Martin Lut … (read more)