Remembering Congressman John Lewis

#RIP Congressman & Civil Rights Icon John Lewis. He was among the original 13 Freedom Riders, the Black and white activists who challenged segregated interstate travel in the South in 1961. He was a founder and early leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which coordinated lunch-counter sit-ins. He helped organize the March on Washington, where Dr. King was the main speaker, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He led demonstrations against racially segregated restrooms, hotels, restaurants, public parks and swimming pools, and he rose up against other indignities of second-class citizenship. At nearly every turn, John Lewis was beaten, spat upon or burned with cigarettes.

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#RIP Congressman & Civil Rights Icon John Lewis. He was among the original 13 Freedom Riders, the Black and white activists who challenged segregated interstate travel in the South in 1961. He was a founder and early leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which coordinated lunch-counter sit-ins. He helped organize the March on Washington, where Dr. King was the main speaker, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He led demonstrations against racially segregated restrooms, hotels, restaurants, public parks and swimming pools, and he rose up against other indignities of second-class citizenship. At nearly every turn, John Lewis was beaten, spat upon or burned with cigarettes. • • • #JohnLewis #CivilRightsActivist #Congressman #Legend #Icon #Vintage #Retro #PhotoOfTheDay #PicOfTheDay

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