A Tribute to a Living Legend: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis


John Lewis, who represents Georgia's 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, urges people to be engaged in the ongoing fight for social justice. U.S. Rep. John Lewis' Call to Resist: NNPA NEWSWIRE — In 1965, Lewis and fellow activist Hosea Williams led what was planned as a peaceful 54-mile march through Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. The march, a protest of the discriminatory practices and Jim Crow laws that prevented African Americans from voting, would be remembered in history as “Bloody Sunday,” one of the most dramatic and violent incidents of the American Civil Rights Movement.