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Clyburn renews calls to rename Selma bridge after John Lewis – NBC News

‘Take his name off that bridge’: Calls renewed to name Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge after Rep. John Lewis, who died Friday at the age of 80.




Lewis was one of several peaceful protesters who suffered serious injuries on the bridge in 1965 during a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. The non-violent protesters were attacked by Alabama state troopers with tear gas and clubs on what later became known as “Bloody Sunday.” Lewis suffered a skull fracture that day.
“Non-violence was a way of life for John,” Clyburn said Saturday during a separate interview on MSNBC. “He had credibility that none of us had. None of us made the sacr…

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