Now, more than ever, school reformers and other champions for children must organize and plan successfully to help build brighter futures for children and their communities. One way is to learn from the past champions of transforming America. This includes Rep. John Lewis and Rev. James Lawson, whose work with the Freedom Rides and the Nashville Student movement helped push forward the civil rights movement of the last century.

Learn more from Lewis and Lawson in this clip from yesterday’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation panel on organizing — and apply it to helping our children now.