After the Birmingham church bombing on September 15, 1963, which killed four black girls, black students in Selma began sit-ins at local lunch counters to protest segregation; they were physically attacked and arrested. More than 300 were arrested in two weeks of protests, including SNCC Chairman John Lewis.
Lewis was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. He fulfilled many key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States. In 1965, Lewis led the first of three Selma to Montgomery marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
The 1965 civil rights March on Selma is considered one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s crowning moments in building racial equality. He was accompanied by Annie Lee Cooper, without whose tireless efforts many Black Americans might not have the right to vote today.
As of early 2021, the following members of the Night Court cast had died: Selma Diamond, who played Selma Hacker, died in 1985. Florence Halop, who played Florence “Flo” Keiner, died in 1986. Crooner Mel Tormé, who played himself, died in 1999. S. Marc Jordan, who played blind concession stand operator Jack Griffen, died in 2014.
Sherri Kolade. July 18, 2021. Civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) died a year ago on July 19 — and his life is still remembered to this day. The legislator, freedom fighter and justice warrior, who was famously beaten, bloodied and arrested in Selma, Alabama — and in other cities across the Jim Crow South — during the struggle ...
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He died 8 days later (2-26-65) at this hospital, Good Samaritan (closed in 1983) in Selma. It’s located on Washington St, between 1123-1149. (32.4168031,-87.0227676) He was 26. Martin Luther King Jr spoke of Jackson at his memorial service. His death lead to the marches to Montgomery. The violence of Bloody Sunday was on March 7, 1965.
US Rep. John Lewis poses in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in March 2018. The civil rights icon, who helped organize the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965, was elected to ...