July 26, 2020

Rights icon Lewis in a final solemn crossing of an Alabama bridge

Washington (AFP) – In a deeply symbolic tribute, a  caisson drawn by two black horses on Sunday slowly carried the body of John Lewis across the Alabama bridge where in 1965 a policeman fractured his skull during a protest that helped forge his reputation as a fearless civil rights leader. The procession across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the city of Selma came on the second of six days of solemn commemorations of the revered rights activist and 17-term Georgia congressman, who died of cancer on July 17, aged 80.It also came in a year when “Black Lives Matter” protests against police brutality…

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