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John Lewis urges attendees of Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ commemorative march to ‘redeem the soul of America’ by voting

1965 Selma to Montgomery March Fast Facts

Lewis, who had his skull broken by white police officers during the 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in December. At the time, Lewis said he would undergo treatment for the cancer, and speculation swirled about whether the longtime congressman …

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