Up Front TV: Congressman John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis is an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. In 1963 he gave a keynote address at the March on Washington. Lewis was only 23-years-old. 

In 1961, he volunteered to participate in the Freedom Rides, which challenged segregation at interstate bus terminals across the South. Following the March on Washington, Lewis led over 600 peaceful protestors across a bridge in Selma, Alabama, when they were attacked by state troopers on a day that would be called “Bloody Sunday.” Since 1987 Lewis as served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th Congressional district.

Jonathan Bastian

Jonathan Bastian is the midday host for WFPL News.

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