Civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis is sending Black voters a reminder of the many sacrifices that combined to demand voting rights for African-Americans.
Lewis, who has been a prominent civil rights activist since the age of 23, marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as chairman of the historic Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and also played a crucial role in the Selma to Montgomery marches of 1965. As the nation prepares to head to the polls on November 8, with millions of Americans taking advantage of early voting over the weekend, the 76-year-old political icon shared a powerful photo snapped during one of the marches on his Instagram page on Sunday.
A photo posted by John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) on Nov 3, 2016 at 6:08pm PDT
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