1940 – 2020
Civil rights leader, voting rights advocate
John Lewis fulfilled many key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end
legalized racial segregation in the United States.
In 1965, Lewis led the first of three Selma to Montgomery marches across the Edmund
Pettus Bridge. In an incident which became known as Bloody Sunday, state troopers
and police attacked the marchers, including Lewis.
"Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America."
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