Rep. John Lewis recalls ‘skull fracture,’ shares memories of Selma on 52nd anniversary

Fifty-two years ago, Georgia Rep. John Lewis stood beside Hosea Williams of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in the historic Selma to Montgomery marches.

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To commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the "highest point" in the civil rights movement," the Georgia Democrat shared a string of tweets with photos and personal anecdotes from the March 7, 1965 march.

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Using the hashtag #Selma52, Lewis chronicled the moment he was hit in the head by a state trooper with a nightstick and eventually spent three days in the hospital for a skull fracture. "I thought I saw death. I thought I was going to die," Lewis wrote.

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Read the rest of the #Selma52 series below:

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