Tag Archives: John Lewis

16Jan/17

Lewis: “Never, ever hate”

In his first public comments since getting into a war of words with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, civil rights icon John Lewis honors the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by telling a crowd of young men at a breakfast in Miami to, “never, ever hate.” Continue reading

15Jan/17

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Leaders of the march (from left to right) Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice; (seated with glasses) Cleveland Robinson, Chairman of the Demonstration Committee; (standing behind the two chairs) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President of the American Jewish Congress; (beside Robinson is) A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the demonstration, veteran labor leader who helped to found the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, American Federation of Labor (AFL), and a former vice president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); (wearing a bow tie and standing beside Prinz is) Joseph Rauh, Jr, a Washington, DC attorney and civil rights, peace, and union activist; John Lewis, Chairman, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; and Floyd McKissick, National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality.]

15Jan/17

Trump attacks civil rights leader who questioned his election win

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attacks civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis on twitter.

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08Mar/15

On Selma anniversary, Obama says racial progress made but more needed

U.S. President Barack Obama observes the 50th anniversary of the civil rights confrontation in March 1965 in which police in Selma, Alabama beat protesters marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to demand voting rights for African Americans.
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