VP Harris demands new voting rights law on Bloody Sunday anniversary

U.S. 03/07/22, 17:32

Joe Biden's second-in-command used a historical civil rights anniversary in Alabama to push for voting reforms on March 6. Kamala Harris urged U.S. Congress to approve the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and Freedom to Vote Act before marching across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma–50 miles west of Montgomery. "If we ...

Longtime congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis dies at 80

U.S. 07/18/20, 04:10

Civil rights movement icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) died at the age of 80 on Friday night, July 17, after a fight with pancreatic cancer. Lewis became a national figure by his early 20s, as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He was one of the participants in the ...

Rep. John Lewis tells graduates to ‘get in trouble’

U.S. 05/26/19, 14:24

U.S. Rep. John Lewis urged graduates of Framingham State University in Massachusetts to "get in trouble" and to "build bridges, not walls."The Georgia Democrat, a veteran of the 1960s civil rights movement, was the keynote speaker Sunday at the school's commencement at the DCU Center in Worcester.He hearkened back to ...

CNN to make documentary on civil rights icon John Lewis

Entertainment 05/08/19, 12:00

CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis.The network announced Wednesday that "Gideon's Army" director Dawn Porter is helming the project. She began shooting the 79-year-old Lewis last year ahead of the midterm elections.The film will be primarily a cinema verite documentary ...

Members of Congress make civil rights pilgrimage in Alabama

U.S. 03/01/19, 13:35

Dozens of members of Congress are making a weekend-long civil rights pilgrimage through Alabama, visiting spots that were instrumental in the fight for equality decades ago.The mostly Democratic group made its first stop Friday at Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church, where four black girls died in a Ku Klux Klan ...

Rep. John Lewis sides with NFL players who want to protest

Football 02/01/19, 17:37

U.S. Rep. John Lewis believes sometimes people have to kneel before they can be heard so he supports NFL players who want to peacefully demonstrate against police brutality and social injustice."There's nothing wrong with kneeling," Lewis said Friday during a visit to his congressional district, which is hosting Super Bowl ...

Dem power players want Pelosi but centrists push back

Politics 11/16/18, 03:17

If it was up to most of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi would be the obvious choice to become speaker of the House. But within the ranks of the chamber's Democratic majority, there's a small but persistent group pushing to topple her return as the first woman with the gavel. Pelosi ...

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