Thursday, July 9, 2015

John Lewis Speaks Out on the Confederate Flag

Georgia Congressman John Lewis on the Confederate Flag. "It is a symbol of division, a symbol of separation; it is a symbol of hate as a relic in our dark past. We much defeat every attempt to return this flag.

"Fifty years ago when we were beaten on the Edmund Pettus bridge, and attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, there were officers of the law wearing the Confederate battle flag on their helmet. When the Klan marched through our neighborhoods in Alabama, in Georgia, and South Carolina, countless homes in Birmingham was bombed and burned. When they set fires to churches throughout the South, the Confederate battle flags was the symbol of their cruelty and injustice. There is no way the Federal Government should ever display this flag on any federal site or sell it on federal property."

Who better to know than John Lewis.