John Lewis

Politician John Lewis, a famous politician and civil rights leader, has served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district since 1987. He is also the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. He is the only living “Big Six” leader of the American Civil Rights Movement and he has played a major role in the struggle to end legalized racial discrimination and segregation. Lewis has held the position of Senior Chief Deputy Whip since 2007 and has been on the team since 1991. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

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BET News Special: White House Celebrates 50 Years of Voting Rights

The president calls for a new Voting Rights Act. (8/7/2015)

BET News: Remembering Selma 50 Years Later

Selma symbolizes struggles past and future. (3/7/2015)

Rep. John Lewis Recounts Selma Experience

Congressman continues speech online in tweets, photos.

The Smallest Freedom Fighter Recalls Bloody Sunday

Sheyann Webb shares memories of her friend, Dr. Martin Luther King.

Selma's 50th Anniversary Brings Comparisons to Ferguson

According to AP, President Obama and some surviving marchers will visit Selma this weekend to talk about how the country has—and has not—changed since the "Bloody Sunday" assault.

DHS Funding Chaos Highlights Republican Discord

The Homeland Security Department is in danger of shutting down.
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