Change Happens (If Much Too Slowly) Dept: Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) tweeted out his long-ago, self-assured mugshot today to commemorate his 1961 release from a Mississippi prison where he served 37 days for "disorderly conduct," aka daring to use a bathroom labelled "white." A leader of the Selma to Montgomery March, the tireless Lewis has been arrested over 40 times fighting for civil rights - he calls it "good or necessary trouble" - for which we thank him.
"This is a victory for African American voters across Georgia who are too often subject to a relentless campaign of voter suppression"
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