John Lewis

Bill Clark

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Georgia Rep. John Lewis was just 25 years old when he made history. 50 years ago on March 7, 1965, the then head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Lewis and the late Reverend Hosea Williams of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) led the march over Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge to protest the voting rights of Blacks, known as “Bloody Sunday.”  Lewis, who was part of and is the only surviving “Big Six” leader of the civil rights movement, discussed facing off against police officers shooting tear gas at demonstrators  while marching and being attacked by dogs and police night sticks in order to stop them from crossing the bridge.  Lewis, now a democratic Congressman, the described the events on Twitter as he commemorated the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, along with sharing photographs of the incident stating:

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