TONIGHT ON CHANNEL 2: Celebrating Atlanta’s Freedom Fighters

A Channel 2 primetime special “Celebrating Atlanta’s Freedom Fighters: Fathers of the Movement” will look back on the legacies of Atlanta Civil Rights icons who have died this year.

Channel 2 anchors Jovita Moore and Fred Blankenship will bring you incredible stories of Rev. Joseph Lowery, Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis.

Watch tonight at 8 p.m. as Channel 2 celebrates the lives and legacies of the Atlanta’s Freedom Fighters.

Atlanta lost all three icons in 2020. Vivian died at the age of 85 Friday morning. Lewis died later that night at age of 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Lowery died on March 20 at age 98 surrounded by his family at home.

Lowery is known across the world as the founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a civil rights organization he started with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Vivian was known by many as “The Quiet Warrior,” a friend and confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a central figure of the civil rights movement.

Lewis made his name known during the civil rights movement as he stood with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in their fight for justice in the face of segregation. Lewis represented Georgia’s 5th Congressional District since 1987.