Monday on Political Rewind, a conversation with author and photographer Andrew Feiler about his new book, “A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools That Changed America.” Feiler traveled some 25,000 miles to photograph 500 school buildings that represent a legacy of education in the South.
A resolution calling for placing a statue of the late Congressman John Lewis inside the U.S. Capitol cleared a committee in the Georgia House of Representatives Wednesday.
When asked in an interview whether he found the late civil rights icon impressive, Trump claims to have done more for Black Americans than anybody else.
"He, as much as anyone in our history, brought this country a little bit closer to our highest ideals," former President Barack Obama said of the longtime congressman and civil rights legend.
"Naming it the John Lewis Voting Rights Act — that is a fine tribute," former President Barack Obama said. "But John wouldn't want us to stop there."
John Lewis embodied his fraternity's motto "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity.”
The late Georgia congressman's body lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda. The public viewing for the "conscience of the Congress" is being held outside through Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In 1965, John Lewis was nearly killed as he led a group of protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to protest racial discrimination in voting. On Sunday, his body crossed that bridge one last time.
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