Live: John Lewis’ Body Carried Over Historic Edmund Pettus Bridge | NBC News

Watch live coverage as the body of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis makes its final crossing over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. In 1965, Lewis was among many peaceful protesters who were attacked on this bridge by Alabama state troopers while making an historic march from Selma to Montgomery.
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Live: John Lewis’ Body Carried Over Historic Edmund Pettus Bridge | NBC News

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  1. An incredible man. I hope the bridge is named after him so he can be remembered for everything he did for civil rights.

  2. All these civil rights leaders had an opportunity to inspire and motivate a generation of African American children to gain good education and skills to get jobs and lead productive lives. JFK showed the example. But all these civil rights leaders failed in that effort. That is a sad story.

  3. THE TIME FOR THE RENAMING OF THE Edmund Pettus Bridge is now! There are parallels that speak TO THIS TRUTH! This bridge BEARS PARALLELS TO THE LIFE OF THIS GREAT SERVANT OF GOD, JOHN ROBERT LEWIS! THE BRIDGE WAS BUILT IN 1940 AS JOHN LEWIS WAS BORN IN 1940! THIS BRIDGE CARRIES U.S.ROUTE 80! THE END OF LIFE FOR JOHN WAS AT 80 YEARS! THE TIME IS NOW THAT THIS BRIDGE BE RENAMED AFTER ONE WHO PAID THE PRICE TO CROSS IT- THE JOHN LEWIS BRIDGE TO FREEDOM MUST LEAD THE WAY THEREOF!

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