Tag Archive: John Lewis

Mar 07 2021

Remembering Bloody Sunday

On March 7, 1965, about 600 people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in an attempt to begin the Selma to Montgomery march. State troopers violently attacked the peaceful demonstrators in an attempt to stop the march for voting rights. The late representative John Lewis (D-GA) was nearly beaten to death. Due to the pandemic, this …

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Aug 02 2020

Rant of the Week: John Lewis – Last Message

Shortly before his death, Representative John Lewis (D-GA) penned an essay that he asked the New York Times to publish on the day of his funeral, Together, You can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation. In a special Last Word, Morgan Freeman reads the words of John Lewis’ final essay. Transcript: While my time here …

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Jul 18 2020

In Memorium: John Robert Lewis (February 21, 1940 — July 17, 2020)

Civil Rights icon Representative John Roberts Lewis died Friday July 17. He was the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, and was serving in his 17th term in the House until his death, having served since 1987, and was the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. The district he served includes the northern three-fourths …

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Aug 10 2010

The Week in Editorial Cartoons, Part II – Climate Change Obstructionism

Crossposted at Daily Kos and Docudharma

Nick Anderson

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