Black History Moments!
Congressman John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US Congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.
During one of several trips we took, this one to Washington, DC, was by far the most rewarding and inspirational. Our lunches at the Capitol were hosted by Congressman Scott Rigell. On this particular day, Congressman John Lewis was walking past the door and inquired about our group, he was invited in by Congressman Rigell. For those of us, that knew the 'History' we were honored to have him join us and share sage wisdom of the 'struggle', the importance of our vote, to always keep learning and so much more. This was a historical time for us and we will never forget the symbolism of this photo displaying true bipartisanship, simply priceless!
May the peace of God console his family and may he rest in peace!