Thursday, September 06, 2007
Once a SNCC volunteer protester, U. S. Rep. John Lewis is carried away by police
Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 02:23 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
U.S. Rep. John Lewis went before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, tying the disarray in the U.S. Justice Department to Georgia’s voter ID law.
Here’s the gist of his printed remarks:
“During the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, we knew that individuals in the Department of Justice were people who we could call any time of day or night….
“And we felt during those years that the civil rights division of the Department of Justice was more than a sympathetic referee, it was on the side of justice, on the side of fairness.
“During the movement, people looked to Washington for justice, for fairness, but today I’m not so sure that the great majority of individuals in the civil rights community can look to the division for that fairness…
Lewis had files in the Sovereignty Commission for his early protests.
The Commission's link