BET will honor the legacy of former U.S. Representative John Lewis with “John Lewis: In His Own Words,” an exclusive news special airing Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET HER.

Hosted by CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan, this BET and CBS News production will weave together compelling footage of the former Congressman’s life and his own inspiring words to present a powerful reflection of his tireless dedication to the non-violent fight for racial equality and justice.

“Lewis was a tireless activist for civil rights for over six decades, joining Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his fight for voting rights for African Americans when he was in his 20s. Now more than ever, we owe Representative Lewis an enormous debt of gratitude for all that he’s done in his historic career,” said Scott Mills, President of BET Networks. “He was a fearless leader and a legend in the movement for civil rights. His contributions allow us to stand on the shoulders of giants as we continue the fight for social justice today. We will honor his legacy by making ‘good trouble’ of our very own.”

From the freedom rides to the 1963 March on Washington, surviving Bloody Sunday to the Black Lives Matter Movement, the special is a celebration of Lewis’ life, legacy, and impact on the Civil Rights Movement. The special will also feature the last interviews he participated in before his death earlier this month.