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HOW CONGRESSMAN JAMES CLYBURN WANTS SELMA’S EDMUND PETTUS BRIDGE RENAMED AFTER JOHN LEWIS! (804 hits)



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM HIS ROYAL MAJESTY GENERAL MAJORITY WHIP JAMES CLYBURN!


Year after year, Georgia Congressman John Lewis would gather community leaders and politicians at the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” protest in Selma, Ala., where demonstrators for voting rights, including Lewis, were brutally attacked by state troopers.

Lewis, one of the organizers behind the Selma to Montgomery march who died late Friday of pancreatic cancer, left the scene with a fractured skull after he and scores of peaceful protesters were the victims of state-sanctioned violence. The incident was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and galvanized the nation, leading to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

In light of his passing, and his service as a civil rights icon and congressman for more than three decades, fellow Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) insists that the bridge be renamed after Lewis.

Clyburn, House majority whip and Congressional Black Caucus member, spoke about his desire to have the bridge renamed during NBC‘s “Meet The Press” Sunday.
“Edmund Pettus was a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan,’ Clyburn stated. “Take his name off that bridge and replace it with a good man, John Lewis, the personification of the goodness of America, rather than to honor someone who disrespected individual freedoms.”

Indeed, Pettus was in fact a grand dragon of the Alabama chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, as well as a former commander in the Confederate Army before serving as a U.S. senator from Alabama, Politico reports. Pettus served as a senator from 1897 until his death in 1907.

The bridge in Selma that goes over the Alabama River was named after Pettus in 1940. Talk of renaming the bridge also comes at a time when other Confederate monuments and statues are being removed.

“I think they will take a nice picture of that bridge with Pettus’ name on it, put it in a museum somewhere, dedicate it to the Confederacy, and then rename that bridge, and repaint it — redecorate it — the John R. Lewis Bridge,” Clyburn continued. “I believe that will give the people of Selma something to rally around.”


Learn more HERE: https://thegrio.com/2020/07/19/james-clyburn-calls-to-rename-edmund-pettus-bridge-for-john-lewis/
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Friday, July 24th 2020 at 1:17PM
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Thanks Agnes......!

.....TRUE: Rep. Clyburn best thing out of DC... I have heard in 3.8 years....

The Honorable John Robert Lewis shed blood for the Constitution of USA on that bridge....

.....Traitor...Edmund Winston Pettus represented Alabama in United States Senate from 1897 to 1907.

He previously served as a senior officer of the Confederate States Army...active in the Ku Klux Klan


Friday, July 24th 2020 at 3:31PM
robert powell
This sentence first caught my eye: In light of his passing, and his service as a civil rights icon and congressman for more than three decades, fellow Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) insists that the bridge be renamed after Lewis.

I agree with fellow Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) and it should be renamed after Lewis.




Friday, July 24th 2020 at 6:48PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I have two points to make.

Firstly, isn't John Lewis a jerk to deny the Trump was his president because of so much hate, but Pres. Trump ordered the flay flown at half-staff in honor of Mr. Lewis? What a man Pres. Trump to send respect and good to Mr. Lewis rather than hate?


secondly, at the end of the day the bridge is in what will soon be Black America's country and I will strip the name of Lewis from that bridge for a more decent and honorable man with the hate that Mr. Lewis had!


Christ Harry!
Friday, July 24th 2020 at 8:35PM
Harry Watley
WOW!!!!


Friday, July 24th 2020 at 8:58PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I see that you like the man that I am when you said WOW!!!! Well you can become a man like me by becoming my disciple.


Christ Harry!
Friday, July 24th 2020 at 9:13PM
Harry Watley
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