Saturday, July 18, 2020

Congressman John Lewis

On the day I was born, SNCC members marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from Selma, AL to Montgomery, MS, protesting for the right for black people to vote in the south.  Because these peaceful marchers were treated so violently, it was called Bloody Sunday. Coverage of this event brought much attention to their cause, and spurred on other marches and activism. Months later, the Voting Rights act of 1965 was signed by LBJ. One organizer for that march was just a college student, John Lewis. He would eventually go on to serve in the United States congress for seventeen terms. Regarding Black Lives Matter, this man marched through life fighting for civil rights all the way through. He was an American icon, and he will be missed.

Thanks for visiting. Signed prints of this piece are available here, in my Etsy shop.

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