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Bus Ticket from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Began Lifetime of Civil Rights Service for Rep. John Lewis

Eighteen-year-old John Lewis stepped off a Greyhound bus in Montgomery in 1958 after receiving a round-trip ticket from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The teen had written King a letter because he was interested in trying to attend the all-white Troy University, just 10 miles from his family’s farm in Pike County. “So you’re John Lewis. The boy from…

Sister of John Lewis Speaks to Alabama News Network about His Death

Alabama News Network has spoken to Rosa Tyner, the youngest sister of U.S.  Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), who died Friday at the age of 80. Lewis, who was a native of Troy, was severely beaten on Bloody Sunday in Selma in 1965 and leaves a legacy of fighting for civil rights. “I prayed to God for him to spare him,…