Georgia > John Lewis Calls for Justice, Equality at Selma

| March 9, 2015
John Lewis, center, marching on the Pettus Bridge in Selma, 1965

John Lewis, center, marching on the Pettus Bridge in Selma, 1965

SELMA –Thousands gathered in Selma, Alabama, for the 50th anniversary commemoration of “Bloody Sunday,” when peaceful demonstrators were attacked by law enforcement during a march to Montgomery to press for equal voting rights.

Georgia Representative John Lewis, at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s side during the milestone day, delivered remarks before introducing President Barack Obama.

Lewis represents part of Atlanta in the U.S. House of Representatives but is an Alabama native who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr.  He still bears the scars on his head from being beaten on that bridge that day.

Lewis said he and others returned to the bridge to be renewed, inspired and reminded of the need to work toward justice and equality.

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  1. Henry Soloman says:

    Too bad the young black men of today look up to losers like Cane West and Snoopdog.

    They should be looking up to this brave man. Most of them could not tell you who John Lewis is and that’s a shame!