Lewis: Don’t Underestimate Progress Made Since March on Washington

Come and walk in my shoes. Come walk in the shoes of those attacked by police dogs, fire hoses and night sticks, arrested and thrown in jail… Fifty years later, we can ride where we want to ride … and those signs that said ‘white only’ and ‘colored’ are gone.

— Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the few speakers at Wednesday’s March on Washington anniversary who was also at the march 50 years ago, said nobody should underestimate the progress made over that span.

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