Body of John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossing

Body of John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossing

The casket of the late Rep. John Lewis, who died on 17 July, was taken on Sunday across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he and other civil rights marchers were beaten 55 years ago on ’Bloody Sunday,’ a key event in the fight for voting rights for African Americans. Lewis’ flag-draped casket was pulled by a pair of horses, as a crowd of onlookers gathered at the side of the road.

Kathy
Kathy
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A fitting symbol. John Lewis will go down in history as someone who stood for truth. Not once did he ever agree to co-opt the success of past movements to further his own political career. He never became a puppet for a political body that aimed to exploit his past to further their control in the present. He had the character to say “no” to race baiting divisiveness.

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