John Lewis Gone to the Angels

SNCC workers Courtland Cox,Joyce Ladner and Frank Smith with John’s casket in the Rotunda of the Capitol.The  catafalque supporting the casket of former SNCC Chairman, John Lewis was originally quickly constructed to hold President Lincoln’s coffin.

John Lewis leads fight for Gun Control

Remarkably, a seventy-five year old has appeared on the national stage as the most visible  and eloquent spokesman for the gun control movement.  Congressman John Lewis has not been this effective a leader since he was badly beaten by police and sheriff’s deputies on the Edmund Petty Bridge, a “hate crime” that was shown live … Continue reading

“I will not vote one penny for that war”

Yesterday I was speaking with Congressman John Lewis of Georgia by phone, mostly personal talk. Then I said; “How do you feel about what we are doing in Afghanistan?” And  my old friend answered, “I will not vote one penny for that war”. How many other members of congress are non-violent? Why doesn’t the media … Continue reading