“I met Rosa Parks when I was 17. I met Dr. King when I was 18. These two individuals inspired me to find a way to get in the way, to get in trouble. So I got in good trouble, necessary trouble.” -John Lewis
“At the height of the civil rights movement, before he (John Lewis) could even dream of becoming a congressman from Georgia, Lewis trekked cross-country as one of the original 13 Freedom Riders. He was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In Alabama, he marched from Selma to Montgomery and was beaten on Bloody Sunday as he attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge with other marchers.” (Washington Post)
President elect Trump spent Martin Luther King Jr weekend attacking John Lewis, claiming he’s all talk, no action.