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Rep. John Lewis talks about 'Bloody Sunday'

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Congressman John Lewis, a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, sat down with us to talk about the struggles of the 1960s.  He is the last surviving speaker from the March on Washington in 1963, the same day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech. 

We talk about that summer day in August, the assassination of Dr. King and 'Bloody Sunday' in 1965, where Lewis suffered a fractured skull as Alabama State Police advanced and attacked around 600 mostly Black men and women as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge by foot. Watch the complete interview above.

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