Rep. John Lewis, civil rights icon


USA TODAY—Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on the outside balcony of his office in the Cannon Building in Washington, DC on June 20, 2012. Lewis played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Ala. He is known for leading some 600 protesters in the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. At the head of the march, Lewis was knocked to the ground and beaten by Alabama state troopers. His skull was fractured....

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