Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Shares Memories And Photos From Selma In This Incredible Series Of Tweets

03/07/2015 02:35 pm ET | Updated Mar 07, 2015
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Congressman John Lewis was a young man when he marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 -- and fifty years later, the memories don't escape him.

Lewis, who has previously been vocal about his experiences in Selma, took to Twitter on Saturday, to share them yet again -- only this time, he recalled his vivid recollection of the march through a powerful series of tweets.

He, along with hundreds of civil rights demonstrators, fell victim to a mass showdown of police night sticks, dogs and tear gas during their march for voting rights. The violent confrontation went down in history as "Bloody Sunday," a day when marchers were subdued and prevented from completing their journey -- but was later overcome.

See Rep. Lewis' incredible account of March 7th, 1965 below.

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