RIP John Lewis

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/18/2020 - 12:21
Real Hero

The passing of a real American hero. A Georgia legislator and civil rights icon who lived for good trouble will never perish. With thousands of protests. 45 arrests. and 33 years in Congress, US Representative John Lewis will live on always and forever. 

On the day known as Bloody Sunday, John Lewis and a line of nonviolent protesters were beaten and tear-gassed by Alabama state troopers in Selma. The state-sanctioned violence helped spur the passage of the federal Voting Rights Act. SNCC leader John Lewis on the ground wearing a light coat cringes as state trooper swing clubs at Lewis' head during an attempted Negro march on the Alabama state capitol at Montgomery. Lewis later was admitted to a local hospital with a possible skull fracture.

This iconic 1965 photograph of John Lewis should prove one thing to #WeThePeople of the world. There are not enough ways to say thanks for the #goodtrouble.

The civil rights lion Lewis offers timely advice. Never get lost in the sea of despair. Never give up with your dreams and go for it.

Rest in peace with power to the people dear sir. #DONews 

Images-New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA