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Civil Rights Icon Says Voting Is 'The Most Powerful Non-Violent Tool We Have'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Monday implored young leaders invited to the White House to continue his generation’s le...

John Lewis: Women Did All 'The Heavy Lifting' During Civil Rights Movement

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.23.2016 | Women

Georgia congressman John Lewis thinks we need to give more credit to the women of the civil rights movement. BuzzFeed reported that during an event in...

John Lewis Crowd-Surfs On 'The Late Show,' And It's Truly Uplifting

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.01.2016 | Black Voices

Congressman John Lewis rode a different wave of support Wednesday on “The Late Show.” The civil rights icon crowd-surfed the Ed Sullivan Theater w...

Today, John Lewis Stood Up For Human Dignity Once Again

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Today's protest in the House of Representatives just might mark the beginning of the end of the gun industry's grip on American life and liberty.

The Navy Is Naming A Ship In Honor Of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday that it is naming a ship after Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as a way to honor the civil rights hero who hel...

John Lewis Honors The Freedom Riders 54 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) shared a photo on Twitter Monday on the 54th anniversary of the start of the Freedom Rides. Lewis and 12 others left Washin...

John Lewis Shares Memories From Selma In This Incredible Series Of Tweets

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

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,...

'People Are Awake': Public Figures Discuss The Reality Of Race In America

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.10.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream for racial equality in America has certainly made progress towards becoming a reality. However, while some believe th...

Schools Should Show 'Selma'!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.21.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's oft been said that those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. But you need to know what your history is before you can learn from it. Selma DVDs in every classroom is a start.

MTV's Bold MLK Day Move Will Be One You Won't Want To Miss

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

On Monday, MTV will air twelve hours of programming in black and white -- and no, this is no accidental glitch. The television network will kick o...

Lewis: Seeing Myself Being Portrayed In 'Selma' Is 'Almost Too Much'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon, said it was "almost too much" to see himself being portrayed by an actor in the new movie "Selma," which...

Rep. John Lewis on the 'Unfinished Work' in the Civil Rights Movement

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Keosha Varela

At the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, the Congressman and civil rights leader -- who is the last remaining speaker from the 1963 March on Washington -- reflected on his experience protesting during the Jim Crow era and the new graphic novel March, which he co-authored, about the movement.

Zach Carter

How The Congressional Black Caucus Went To War With Itself Over Wall Street | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Gwen Moore does not seem like anybody's idea of a corporate stooge. The Milwaukee Democrat, a single mom who once survived on welfare, has sponsored e...

Protecting Our Precious Right to Vote

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

It is deeply troubling that in 2013, our work is not done and the need to continue this fight remains. If we've learned one thing from the recent attempts to disenfranchise voters around the country, it's that the Voting Rights Act continues to be a vital tool in the fight.

Civil Rights Crusading Rep: 'Why We Still Need The Voting Rights Act' | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

On "Bloody Sunday," nearly 50 years ago, Hosea Williams and I led 600 peaceful, nonviolent protesters attempting to march from Selma to Montgomery to ...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Do Republican Legislators and Justices Oppose the Right to Vote?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan & Matalin debate if the GOP opposes voter fraud or voters, supports one-acre/one-vote presidentially, wants to end the '65 Voting Rights Act? Is voter impersonation a Loch Ness monster?

BOTH SIDES: Reagan and Matalin Debate Ryan Rollout and Voter ID Laws and Preview the Republican National Convention

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhile Mary gets on the Ryan Express, Ron calls him a "dishonest hypocrite." Is the race now Back-Forward -- Ozzie & Harriet vs. Modern Family? Also: She warns about voter fraud, but he says voter ID laws are suppressing minority voters.

What the Health Care Vote Says About the Parties

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Let's face it, what the health care reform bill vote really boils down to is this: Democrats want to help people, Republicans only care about their personal wealth and keeping their taxes low.

John Lewis DNC Speech: Text

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis will speak tonight at Invesco Field at the Democratic Convention. Check back here for the text of the speech....