Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Passed.

When we think of people who made a real contribution to the betterment of America, John Lewis came to mind.

There isn’t a person in America whom the Civil Right Movement didn’t affect. Mr. Lewis was at The Selma to Montgomery marches which were three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile (87 km) highway from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery. . The African-American group known as the Dallas County Voters League (DCVL) launched a voter registration campaign in Selma in 1963..

These marches were dangerous, there was no protection. During one of these marches Mr. Lewis suffered severe head wounds. He was seriously injured during the protesting.  He braved  having dogs sicced on him and was jailed numerous times.

He was one of the original Freedom Riders.

It was a movement involving the equality of all Americans. Especially those of African Americans.

One of the last two icons of the movement passed away yesterday. John Lewis and Cordy Tindell Vivian. He was an American minister, author, and close friend and lieutenant of Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement.

John Robert Lewis was an American politician and civil rights leader. He is the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, serving in his 17th term in the House, having served since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation.

 

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5 Responses to Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Passed.

  1. May their souls rest in peace! Will be remembered for their good work.

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  2. James Merrildare says:

    We all have a lot to thanks this man for. I was happy to see him given a state’s funeral.

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  3. Mildred says:

    We truly lost a hero.

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