Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Makes Final Bridge Crossing in Selma
Hundreds of people flocked to Selma to watch Congressman John Lewis make his final journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
“It was really important to be here today. I think his, Congressman Lewis’ message is more important now than ever. To not lose hope. To keep faith and be optimistic and keep hoping for better days,” said Mary Browning Huntington of Nashville.
Fifty five years ago — state troopers blocked Lewis’ path and attacked — and red blood stained the bridge.
Today — troopers stood at attention and saluted — and red rose petals marked the path of Lewis’ carriage — over the bridge to the other side.