What This Congressman Was Arrested for 53 Years Ago Shows How Far We’ve Come
Whatever you may think of Representative John Lewis’ decidedly liberal political policies now, it cannot be denied that he had a noble hand in the Civil Rights Movement. Today he recognized an anniversary of his release from jail for a a crime that doesn’t exist anymore, and should have never existed:
Pretty remarkable. The tweet has more than 13k retweets after three hours. He expanded on the event in another tweet:
.@JaPharii757 I was arrested on May 24, 1961 and I spent more than a month in jail before being released.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) July 7, 2014
There are too many people who obsess over race, but even they have to admit that we’ve come a long way towards stamping out racism and bigotry in a very short time.