Lewis helped organize the Freedom Rides, spoke at the 1963 March on Washington and led the 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where a state trooper fractured his skull with a billy club. That protest galvanized national support for the Voting Rights Act, which candidates for his seat pledged to defend and expand.
Source: Democrats try to stop Sanders’ momentum in fiery debate
The dominant question going into Super Tuesday was: Did Joe Biden’s sweeping victory in South Carolina come just in time, or was it too late? The answer is now clear. Biden all-but-swept Super Tuesday states, propelled by a tsunami of late-deciding voters. A week ago, prognosticators speculated that Bernie Sanders could emerge from Super Tuesday’s […]
The battle for momentum in the two states could prove pivotal. Here’s how the candidates are making their pitches. Clockwise from top left: Four ads featuring Barack Obama, from Joseph R. Biden Jr., Elizabeth Warren, Michael R. Bloomberg and Tom Steyer. In South Carolina, four presidential candidates are running ads featuring praise from former President […]