U.S Representative, John Lewis, has always been a man I’ve greatly admired ever since reading his book, Walking With The Wind (1999), about the Civil Rights Movement.
I remember watching him stand behind Barack Obama when he took the oath of office thinking, wow, this must be a great day for Rev. Lewis, knowing all that he went through in the name of Civil Rights.
He was one of the original Freedom Riders, arrested over 40 times, beaten during the march in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965.
Did you know, every time these brave men and women got on that bus, they made out a will, there was that much of a chance they’d not return, yet they still went, and John Lewis was one of them.
He worked alongside Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, was at the Ambassador Hotel the night RFK was shot.
He’s American History personified, yet he’s the latest peacemaker to take on our soon to be president of The United States.
“Sadly, we have witnessed one polarizing action after another. Since being elected, he has demonstrated hostility toward our free and open press, committed to gutting health insurance for millions of hardworking families, and is filling his cabinet with nominees more closely aligned with Wall Street than Main Street.” John Lewis
John Lewis is a man who could only educate, enlighten, inspiring the utmost grace, yet he too, at 76 years of age, has taken up arms against the man who will soon be our leader.
He says he won’t even attend the inauguration, first one he’s ever missed.
I don’t know about you, but It makes me take eternal pause.