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.
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.
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.
Read the rest of the #Selma52 series below:
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