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What This Congressman Was Arrested for 53 Years Ago Shows How Far We’ve Come

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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:

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.

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