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Biden to sign voting-rights executive order Sunday

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:53 sec | 2 months ago

Biden to sign voting-rights executive order Sunday

"Of the executive order on election reforms during a video message. It came of the anniversary of a major event in the civil rights movement. Today marks 56 years since the marches and bloody Sunday when more than 500 demonstrators gathered on March 7th 1965, demanding the right for black people to vote and cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge as protesters were met by dozens of states. Troopers and violence that was broadcast for all to see a national television, becoming a symbol of racism across the deep South that later led Martin Luther King Jr to March from Selma to the state Capitol in Montgomery and eventually led Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This year's Selma Bridge crossing Jubilee, largely virtual this year because of the Corona virus pandemic

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Biden to sign voting-rights executive order Sunday

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:33 sec | 2 months ago

Biden to sign voting-rights executive order Sunday

"President biden is expected to sign an executive order today designed to promote voting access this as civil rights activists mark fifty six years since bloody sunday. When hundreds of people marched for voting rights in selma alabama. Some of them were brutally beaten by state troopers. As they crossed the edmund pettus bridge becoming a symbol of racism across the deep south that later led martin luther king junior to march from selma to the state capital in montgomery and eventually led congress to pass the voting rights act of nineteen sixty

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Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights

Reveal

01:16 min | 2 months ago

Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights

"At promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration a very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on Selma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery,

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Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights

Weekend Edition Sunday

01:22 min | 2 months ago

Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights

"Klein. President Biden signs an executive order today aimed at promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary. Of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration. Ah, very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on soma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Biden marks Selma anniversary with order to expand voting access

Dean Richards' Sunday Morning

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

Biden marks Selma anniversary with order to expand voting access

"To sign an executive order directing federal agencies to take a Syriza's steps to promote voting access. This comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access. Biden will denounce this order during a recorded address on the 56 commemoration of the March 7th 1965 incident known as Bloody Sunday, Some 600 civil rights activists were beaten by Alabama state troopers as they tried to march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

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Bloody Sunday memorial to honor late civil rights giants

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:47 sec | 2 months ago

Bloody Sunday memorial to honor late civil rights giants

"Event in the civil rights movement. Today marks 56 years since the marches and bloody Sunday when more than 500 demonstrators gathered on March 7th 1965, demanding the right for black people to vote and cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge as protesters were met by dozens of state troopers and violence that was broadcast for all to see a national television. Becoming a symbol of racism across the deep south that later led Martin Luther King Jr to March from Selma to the state Capitol in Montgomery and eventually led Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This year's Selma Bridge crossing Jubilee, largely virtual this year because of the Corona virus pandemic That was Fox's Jeff

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

03:06 min | 2 months ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on 600 WREC

"I'm him who sell Fox News? That's how the White House describes an executive order expected to be signed by President Biden today. It coincides with the 56th anniversary of bloody Sunday when civil rights activists in Selma, Alabama, were met with violence while marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, becoming a symbol of racism across the deep south. That later led Martin Luther King Jr to March from Selma to the state Capitol in Montgomery and eventually led Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This year's so My bridge crossing Jubilee, largely virtual this year because of the Corona virus pandemic, Fox says Jeff might also president Biden says another round of stimulus checks could head out later this month. If House Democrats follow Senate Democrats and passing a covert relief bill, this plan puts us on a path to beating the virus. This plan gives those families who are struggling, the most the help in the breathing room they need to get through this moment. Republicans are united in their opposition to more women who once worked for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are describing conduct that they feel was inappropriate for a Karen Hinton, telling The Washington Post that Cuomo summoned her to his dimly lit hotel room in 2000 and embraced her twice after a work event. And another former aide analyst says the governor asked her she had a boyfriend. Sure on her lower back and kissed her at her desk. Foxes who Guzman the governor has apologized for making people feel uncomfortable. He's rejecting calls to resign. Pope Francis is in northern Iraq, where he visited a church once occupied by Isis. The pontiff is urging Christians to forgive the injustices committed against them by Muslim extremists. He's also urging them to continue to rebuild. America's listening to Fox News. When you hear that hunger calling your name and you need to get open. Gotta find yourself a black sweater. Unit up whether Begin something good. Listen, listen, Beautiful Mom machine ain't no halfway in between. Gotta give me something before falling from the pickles in the hot found that Oh, the horse of yours. And hit on down to Roy's to make a big sandwich every way. Roger Restaurants guess what we use Big cut. It's a youngling beer battered gut fish feli with cheese and turns us on a Kaiser Roll, Royce. They say Hell, dig and they welcome used day, so come on down to the boys and have a cowboy kind of D. Make yourself a great kids. But into the beer. Better cut fish Police sandwich at Roy Rogers nor dashing Hubert seats are available at participating restaurants. The city of Minneapolis is bracing for a high profile murder trial on Monday. Jury selection is set to start in the trial of Derek Shobin,.

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

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01:32 min | 2 months ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Edmund Pettus Bridge, becoming a symbol of racism across the deep South. That later led Martin Luther King Jr to March from Selma to the state Capitol in Montgomery and eventually led Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965 this year's Selma Bridge crossing Jubilee, largely virtual this year because of the Corona virus pandemic, Fox says Jeff Man also president Biden says another round of stimulus checks could head out later this month if House Democrats follow center. Democrats and passing a covert relief bill. This plan puts us on a path to beating the virus. This plan gives those families who are struggling, the most the help in the breathing room they need to get. Through this moment, Republicans are united in their opposition. Two more women who once worked for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are describing conduct that they feel was inappropriate. Former aide Karen Hinton, telling The Washington Post that Cuomo summoned her to his dimly lit hotel room in 2000 and embraced her twice after a work event. And another former aide analyst says the governor asked her if she had a boyfriend. That's your honor, Lower back and kissed her at her desk. Fox says You Guzman, the governor has apologized for making people feel uncomfortable. He's rejecting calls to resign. Pope Francis is in northern Iraq, where he visited a church once occupied by Isis. The pontiff is urging Christians to forgive the injustices committed against them by Muslim extremists. He's also urging them to continue to rebuild America's listening to Fox News..

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

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05:38 min | 4 months ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"News is brought to you by the Bank of America. Cash Rewards Credit card Earn 3% Cash back on online shopping for all the essentials in your life. Mm. Welcome back to 2020 Year in review from ABC News once again Here is ABC news correspondent Alex Stone. He was a civil rights icon. And amid civil unrest over those summer, the man who had such an impact passed away Congressman John Lewis, his life impacting so many Memorials in Alabama in Washington. His own words of good trouble were heard over and over again across the aisle from former President Obama. Current president Trump Tributes were offered to Lewis, a man who for so long called for peaceful protest to demand equality. Lewis was called the Conscience of Congress. I take you back now to July 25th as Lewis's casket was carried over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama, the same bridge Louis crossed on March 7th. 1965 good morning. The body of the late Congressman John Lewis is about to be carried across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he helped lead demonstrators beaten by authorities as they marched in 1965. Now crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, one final time on its way to Montgomery reenacting. Bloody Sunday From March 1965. You can hear the horses drawing the flag wrapped casket of Congressman John Lewis. Final crossing over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the American flag wrapping Lewis's casket. Stands out as a splash of color against the Black carriage and the dark brown horses to coachman are clad in black horses that air drawing the casket now round the corner and the bridge is within view. They are several deep along the sidewalk. Wonders in masks. Many of them have bones in the air to captured. This moment, you're slow footsteps of the forces and they slow shirt of the carriage Wheels Warner's fall out. Sure soon. It'll be a me Me. Coachman is now standing to direct the horses across the rich. There are two large bouquets of flowers at the entrance to the bridge. Any of the Mourners have their hands over their hearts, says the casket passes by now, pausing at the entrance to the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Thank you from the crowd of Mourners on the street. Very much celebrating the life and legacy of Congressman Lewis. Final Journey of Congressman John Lewis continues now, after pausing at the apex of the bridge. Re of John Lewis, his brothers, his son, John, Miles. Now stepped in behind the casket for the final portion of the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. And now the flag wrapped casket of John Lewis has crossed the bridge. They made it to the other side of the Alabama River to continue our march toward Montgomery on the final journey, Congo Spent John Lewis From coming together their toe up next the country toward apart the 2020 election, a country divided Hey. Hi. Where the host of the podcast you down. We're excited to check out the new content Serious from Ford Motor Company titled Women who Power America forward. Women are accustomed to putting out fires at home and at work. But Queen, a new name who was a deputy fire chief, has broken down barriers and risen through the ranks of the male dominated firefighting industry. We're gonna talk to her about that and what it feels like to constantly have to prove yourself. We all know the fire service is a male dominated profession. So how do you as a woman combat that You have to have passion, but you also have to work extremely hard. I use compassion for people to drive me and I think that's very unique. In my field. You can follow Queen a new names, inspiring story at Power America forward dot com and you can listen to a new episode of you Down Every Monday you down.

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Ray Brescia, Albany Law School: Social Distance and Social Change

The Academic Minute

01:51 min | 8 months ago

Ray Brescia, Albany Law School: Social Distance and Social Change

"One Sunday night fifty five years ago tens of millions of Americans gathered to watch television broadcast of judgment at Nuremberg dramatic depiction of the post World War Two trials of German judges for their behavior during the Holocaust. With star studded cast it promised ratings gold. Once underway news alerts interrupted the broadcast that showed civil rights activists including the late John Lewis being beaten on the Edmund Pettus. Bridge. Since judgment at Nuremberg addressed the culpability of ordinary Germans for Nazi atrocities. The juxtaposition of the images was striking and helped galvanize public support for what would become the voting. Rights Act. But the leaders of the civil rights movement were not the first to utilize the most modern means of communication available to them to bring about social. Change. Since the dawning of the American experiment, social movements have long captivated our attention to advances in communications technology. The sons of liberty utilize the printing press, the women's movement of the Mid Nineteenth Century the telegraph. But the technology itself has not brought about change no in addition to utilizing advances and communications technologies these and other successful social movements have also operated through grassroots networks built on face to face encounters and embraced positive unifying messages that stress shared interests over difference. Today we facing unprecedented public health crisis that keeps us out of physical distance must also confront dramatic racial and economic inequalities. As, advocates have done in the past though we can leverage technology to create community across distance to see that we are deeply connected and must work together to bring about lasting change that was very brush of Albany, law? School.

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US Election 2020: Biden is crowned as Democratic nominee

Brian Mudd

00:21 sec | 9 months ago

US Election 2020: Biden is crowned as Democratic nominee

"In Alabama, The Edmund Pettus Bridge the roll Call vote making it official. The Joe Biden is a Democratic presidential nominee and 192 votes for our next President Joe Biden and making a surprise live appearance. Is to accept the nomination will thank you very, very much from the bottom of my heart. He'll give his official speech accepting it tomorrow night.

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Biden gets enough delegates, clinches Dem nomination for president

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00:57 sec | 9 months ago

Biden gets enough delegates, clinches Dem nomination for president

"Joe Biden is expected to formally accept the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination tomorrow night in Delaware. NPR's Sam Greenglass says. The former vice president was officially nominated last night on Day two of the party's virtual National Convention Sound of Joe Biden celebrating the nomination in Wilmington, Delaware. Backed by red, white and blue blues. Well, thank you very, very much from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. Viewers at home got to see the delegate roll call delivered from places like the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama and the Pacific Coast in California. Biden's home state delegation cast the final votes from an Amtrak station, where is proud to cast its 32 votes for our favorite son. And our next president. Our friend our Joe Biden. Biden formally accept the nomination when he addresses the DNC from Wilmington on Thursday night.

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Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis

On One with Angela Rye

07:54 min | 9 months ago

Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis

"Congressman John Robert Louis was born in Troy Alabama on February twenty first nineteen, forty, two sharecroppers, Willie Mae, and Eddie Lewis. He is known for telling the story of preaching chickens at the boy from troy as he was nicknamed went on to become revered world leader and fearless advocate for voting rights organizing sit ins in. Nashville in nineteen sixty and becoming one of the original freedom writers Mr Lewis joined the Movement for civil rights and never looked back. As the chairman of snake he served as the youngest speaker at the march on Washington in nineteen, sixty three. In nineteen, sixty, five alongside reverend hosea, Williams Congressman Lewis led a march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he endured violent attacks by state troopers and vigilantes. Mr. Lewis fell to the ground with a fractured skull and five months later, president Lyndon B, Johnson signed the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty five until now. On the other side of that bridge Mr Lewis marched on into a life in career of activism and public service. He lost his first attempt at running for Congress in nineteen seventy seven was appointed the same year by President Jimmy Carter to the Director of action a Federal Agency for volunteerism. He then won a seat on the Atlantic City Council in nineteen eighty one and five years later ran for Congress in one. So much of the conversation about congressman, John. Lewis has been about his activism, but he stood on so many legislative accomplishments including sponsoring or co sponsoring more than eleven hundred bills. One of the most notable bills gave us the National Museum of African American History and culture in two thousand three. He served as a subcommittee chair for oversight for the prestigious ways and means. Committee, and after the retirement of Congressman John Conyers. became the dean of the Congressional. Black Caucus in twenty nineteen, he presided over the House floor as Congress passed hr four. Since his passing the bill was renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which was adopted by unanimous consent. Before being admitted to the hospital, MR? Lewis stood in the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza. He took his last breath on July seventeenth twenty twenty. But his legacy lives on in all of us. We begin this John Lewis. Tribu. where he also began with civil rights joining me for this very important conversation are Vanita Gupta President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on civil and Human Rights Derek Johnson, president and CEO of the of Lacey Pe-. Reverend, Michael Pfleger the senior pastor of the faith community of Saint. SAVINA. Reverend Dr William J Barbour, the second president of repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. An latasha Brown, Co founder and chief doer of black voters matter. A thank you all so much for making time to talk with me today about on. John Lewis. So I want to start with I'm. VANITA. Because of your work at the Department of Justice of course. I believe the year before you got to DOJ. The the case, the decision that gutted the voting rights act shelby versus holder, and so I wanna hear from you on some of the things that you experienced working with Mr Lewis on the other side of that because we know that right after that, all of the advocacy picked up to reinstate section five to get the voting rights on provision where they needed to be in Congress. And so just talk a little bit about some of your work with Mr Lewis on those issues. Shore. Is Truly an honor to be here with my. Warrior colleagues and friends and loved ones in the movement. Especially on today Angela. I think probably all of us were in tears watching Mr Lewis Funeral you know twenty thirteen is you mentioned that United States Supreme Court gutted the heart of the voting rights act in a devastating decision the shelby county versus holder decision. That really took away the longstanding tool of one of the most effective pieces of federal legislation in our nation's history in the voting rights act. That quired states with long histories of racial discrimination in voting to pre clear with the United States Justice Department changes made at the local level for election practices that had racially discriminatory impact. And the removal of that tool within hours of that decision coming down for the United. States. Court states like, North Carolina Texas enacted, Monster? Voter. Laws doing everything from. Putting forth restrictive voting laws cutting back early voting same day registration. And it took years to litigate and to hamlet the Justice Department did working with advocates and activists in all states. Where so years for federal courts in a place like North Carolina finally say that the State legislators North Carolina had enacted there. Monster Voter Suppression Law would such surgical precision to disenfranchise African Americans and meanwhile countless elections had taken place but Mr Lewis of legacy was that in the face of this overwhelmingly bad decision for voting rights he immediately. Went to action, which is always his way was never in a would not allow despair to hold him back inside we need to do everything we can restore it in went to work with legislative partners in the Congressional Black Caucus to put forth a bill immediately to restore it on every prior reauthorization of the voting. Rights. Act angelides always been done under. The Watch of Republican president and at least one house of Congress being Republican the unfortunate thing is after this decision, the really has not been bipartisan support and but Mr Lewis Year after year would stand at the podium introduced the law in say or in it for the long haul I've been there before I almost lost my life fighting for this law. In one, thousand, nine, sixty five, and we will persevere to us and we've got to keep our eye on the prize and we're not gonNA. Let go until the day that the bill becomes law. So in this moment. On where we're seeing a lot of performance morning by Senate Republicans who obstructed day after day everything that he has stood for and fought for with his life. It is time not only for us to restore the voting rights act passed the voting rights advancement act but to do everything else that we can to ensure open voting and go beyond it as President Obama said today won't be enough to rest and return to the status quo. It is time for this country to unregarded into make our democracy work for all of us in Gulf Far Beyon- restoration of the voting rights act in this moment.

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Obama urges Americans to honor John Lewis' legacy by voting

WTOP 24 Hour News

02:56 min | 10 months ago

Obama urges Americans to honor John Lewis' legacy by voting

"For the funeral of Congressman John Lewis rose to its feet with an up roar of applause during a eulogy from former President Barack Obama. Mr Obama talked about the selfless sacrifice of the civil rights leader and that the voting rights he fought for our under siege by President Trump, who's floating the idea of delaying the election. Joining us live to talk about CBS analyst Leonard Steinhorn. Great to have you, Leonard? Happy to be here so to other presidents were on hand. But it was poor former President Obama, who offered this impassioned defense of democratic ideals that he says are being threatened. He's been more outspoken, but not like this. Can you talk about it? Look essentially what President Obama was saying is, if we wanna honor John Lewis's legacy, truly honor it. We need to finish the work of John Lewis's lifetime. Which is to ensure voting rights, for all with no obstacles in anyone's way and in effect. What he did with his rhetoric is he entered the political fray not directly not through partisan attacks, but with clear and pointed assaults on those Particularly Republicans, who were doing exactly what John Lewis fought against all of his life, which is to undermine the voting rights of the American people, So he did it through lofty and impassioned rhetoric. But his message was clear. He was definitely part former president and part preacher today, talking about the protests as well, something that Louis energized in his day is a civil rights leader, nearly losing his life in the fight. Can you characterize what Mr Obama said, and its relevance at this moment in history? So, in essence, what President Obama did was draw a straight line from Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Bull Connor in Birmingham. ER, George Wallace. The black lives matter. And the civil rights struggles of today are voting rights struggles of today. So you know, he basically said Bull Connor may be gone, But today we witness with our own eyes, police officers. Kneeling on the next of black Americans. George Wallace may be gone. But then, he said he worries about the federal government's sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators. Clearly referencing what happened in Lafayette Square when President Trump wanted to go to the church and hold up his Bible. So he drew a straight line from John Lewis in the 19 sixties tow what's happening today, and clearly, that was a strong message that this next generation now has to take the torch. And continue on with the fight that John Lewis began when he was just Ah, young, a young man in 1960 CBS News political analyst Leonard Steinhorn Thanks so much for being here. Thanks Always. By the

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Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta

Morning Edition

24:00 min | 10 months ago

Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta

"Rights activist and icon who became a moral force in the United States. Congress will be laid to rest. Today. He's been celebrated in a series of memorials this week and this past Sunday, he received a hero's sendoff in his native state of Alabama. And on Monday, Congressman Lewis was honored in Washington, DC It was an emotional Ceremony with lawmakers. His colleagues Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, played a portion of a speech that Lewis gave to graduates at Emory University in 2014. As young people. You must understand that there are forces that would take us back to another period. But you must know that would mark warned by way made too much progress and we're going to make you some step back. Some delays some disappointment, but you must never give up. I give in. You must keep the faith and keep so eyes on the prize. That is so calling. That is your mission That is tomorrow. Obligation that is oh, man. They get out there and do it getting away. Lewis lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda following the ceremony, making him the first black lawmaker to receive that honor. And today, Congressman Lewis comes home to Atlanta, Georgia. The funeral service is being held at the historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church, where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was once co pastor and joining us Now is Emma Hurt. She's a reporter with our member station W. A. B in Atlanta, and she joins us live from outside of Ebeneezer Baptist and Emma describe what it's like there where you are right now. Hi, Emma. Can you hear me? Emma will be joining us shortly. She is outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Now let's go to Debbie Elliot. We'll check back in with Emma. And just a few moments. Hi, Debbie. How are you? I am good. I know that you spent a lot of time in Alabama over the weekend. There were several memorials and services. It was quite a scene. Right. You know, I think the thing that stands out the most was was when he was in Selma and his casket was on this horse drawn carriage. And it crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, of course, that iconic place where he was met with state troopers and sheriff's deputies who beat him up in a peaceful march for voting rights. Back in 1965 and people had come to sort of witness him make that Symbolic final crossing. Yeah, you've been You've known the congressman for for many years. You spoke with him back in 2015 at that. Edmund Pettus Bridge. Tell us about that. Yes. So this was in advance of 50th anniversary celebrations marking You know, 50 years since the Voting Rights Act passed because of that horrible incident on that bridge. The nation in the world really became aware of the brutality against African Americans who were pushing for equality in the American South. And so I met him there. We stood at the foot of the bridge, and we had a conversation about what it was like back then. And let's listen to a little bit, and he describes what happened on that came before. Beating us. Shrimping with horses. Releasing the tick and I was getting here. A state trooper with the night stick. My legs went from under me. I thought I was going to die. I thought I saw death. He thought he saw death, You know, and this was a moment where he had been that the the sheriff's deputy in the state troopers told them you have to turn back. We're not going to let you march to Montgomery. And they asked to kneel in prayer and as they went to kneel in prayer before they were going to turn back and go back to their churches. They were told. The meeting started. Tell me what's so powerful about that moment in history is that it was it was. It was a time where people were able to see for the first time the brutality. Those images were so powerful. It was labeled bloody Sunday and it sped up the passages you said of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Debbie will will come back to you a little later to talk more about that. That's NPR's Debbie Elliot. We now have with us in the hurt. She is a reporter with our member station W. Abe in Atlanta, and she's outside of Ebeneezer Baptist Church where services will be held today. And Emma describe for us what it's like for you out there right now what you're seeing. Okay. Hi, Emma. This is Tanya. Can you hear me? Hi. Yeah. Can you hear me? I can I know that. It's It's quite a crowd. Okay? Can you tell us a bit about what you're seeing out there? I'm seeing I'd say about 200 people out here and we've kind of got to groups. We've got the people that are starting to gather at the Jumbotron, which has been set up right outside the church. I'm waiting to watch the service live there. And then we've got a crowd of people who are who are welcoming people as they arrive, welcoming the VIPs on presidential watch. Right now, I would say, waiting waiting for the three former presidents who are going to attend today and speak and the mood here is is really. I mean, it's it's serious, but it's also so joyful. It's about singing, and the stories that people have been telling me are just really powerful stories of how much Congressman Lewis meant to them. How much his message means to them in this time. And how much they want their Children and their grandchildren to make sure to remember him and what he stood for. What's really powerful, a swell about his home state of of his home state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta. Is that so many people felt like they knew him because they met him. You're hearing all of those stories from folks, I'm sure their interactions with him. Ebeneezer Baptist has so much history is I mentioned earlier, Martin looking Junior was a co pastor their share with us the significance of that church. Well, this was this was more Luther King Juniors from church. He grew up in it and was pastor as you said. It was also John Lewis's Home Church, where his wife's funeral was held in 2013. And it's really special. I think for these two figures overlap in this In this part of Atlanta to on Auburn Avenue, which is really the centre of Black Atlanta life, and some would argue the center of the Civil Rights movement and the two figures. I mean yesterday what was so powerful about Congressman Lewis lying in state in the Capitol in Georgia was that this was an honor denied to Dr King when he died. So I spoke to people who said I'm here because of all the people like Dr King who were denied that honor. And here we are giving Congressman Lewis most them may be the most honor. That we can right now. Sure, Let's listen to some of those folks that you spoke with you. It was amazing. It was amazing. All people on the young people. A lot of my friends has passed away. But I remember him from there. So that's why you mentioned This church being in the Hart. I just want to tell you that was Patricia Spicer, who's here, and she was talking about seeing Congressman Lewis speak at the 1963 march on Washington and that that's why his words were so powerful then and grabbed her then and she had to come today. The body of John Lewis was brought to Atlanta yesterday, and as you mentioned, it passed a number of important landmarks in the city. Walk us through. Some of those final landmarks that this journey to finally to Ebeneezer Baptist Church. There were there were quite a few stops because, as you said, Congressman Lewis has been such a presence in his district for, you know, 30 plus years. There was a pause at the Rainbow Crosswalk in Midtown, which you know, celebrates LGBT Q. The LGBTQ community here they passed by his downtown congressional office and a major street here that was renamed after him in the John Lewis Freedom Parkway on DH. It was there was also a big stop at a mural that you, Khun see driving down the interstate that runs through Atlanta. It has a picture of John Lewis and the words hero and, you know, it was really powerful. Tio. Watch him land for the last time in Atlanta and to watch him, you know, make his his final journey around the city. That's Emma hurt. She's a reporter with our member station. W. A. B in Atlanta. Thank you so much. Thank you. We're going to bring in another voice to our conversation. Remembering today the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis Bishop Leah Daughtry is with us. Now. She's a political organizer and strategist. She ran. The Democratic National Convention is in 2008 in 2016 and she is the presiding prelate of the House of the Lord Churches. And there is perhaps no one better to talk about the intersection of faith in politics in this moment, which is what's so much of John Lewis's life really represents Bishop. Doctor. Thank you for being here. Good morning to you. And thank you very much from including this conversation. I guess I would just start by asking where your thoughts are this morning. Oh, you know, in the it's Ah, it's a powerful day. In the African American tradition. We call this the services home going And so they are mix of sorrow and sadness, but also great joy, particularly when it's someone like Mr Lewis, who has lived his life in such an exemplary way and in keeping with the principles of his faith that we know that he And our tradition. He's going home to be with the creator. And so we rejoice in bed and in the deeply held idea that we will see him again. So the mix of emotions on and I'm looking forward to the servants and being able to worship with those who have gathered To celebrate his life. The the word and his faith came before politics, did it. Not that was with what guided him first? Yes, yes, And I think that's so instructive for all of us who are people of faith. He was deeply guided by the principles of the face that he held so deeply and so closely and though that is what informed him and informed his action. Informed his decision to get involved in the civil rights movement on then to pursue a career in electoral politics. It's because of the ideals of of of our faith of our share faith that God intends for all of us. To live a full and abundant life. It holds us equally ah, in God's eyes and ah, divinely created and therefore in endowed with these Possibilities of being hole and equal. And then we have an obligation to pursue of society that sees us as God. And so for John Lewis that meant getting involved in the civil rights movement. That meant going on the bus boycotts being part of the leadership because it was he was pursuing the principal's off his face. And then in his later life, Of course, he came to Congress again, seeking ways to create a just society, a beloved community that treats all of its citizens equally. That has got had intended them to be he. It was almost a joke near the end of his life. How often he was asked to talk about preaching to chickens as a child on how readily he wanted to share that story, right? It was, he just he reveled in it of the idea of Off the joy he had as a very young man. I mean, eight years old, even sharing what he believed to be the most important important message there, Wass and and it helped him. Negotiate through through Washington. It helped him find ways to communicate with people with whom he disagreed. This's a very important part of his legacy is enough. It is it is, you know it and it tells you how deeply held his faith was. You know in these days, particularly when people are chasing followers, and ah likes and so forth on social Media network to think of this young man who who so loved his face. It was so impassioned by that any audience any Opportunity. He had to share his fate. Even with the chickens, Wass and was a chance to home his craft was a chance to get his ideas out was a chance. The tests, cadences and rhythms of words was a chance to share was the chickens and with those around the pick of the air, the grass the field how passionate he was about things that he believed and then bringing those ideals to Congress and understanding again. The people I help The idea of our faith that God has created a so equal And so if this idea that you don't have to be just like me to be just like me, there's something we have in common with each other. And if we can just talk if we can just be in conversation, we can see each other perhaps here because we may not still agree, but at least The tendency to demonize the unknown goes away lesson diminishes in the conversation. And who could refuse the conversation with Mr Lewis, who could refuse to just sit and talk and listen, and he was as good a listener. As he Waas a conversationalist. So you know, I think the Congress was richer for having him there on the Congress was Richard that his colleagues were Richard for just being able to be in conversation with someone who has deeply held ideal of deeply held conviction and experience. We should point out. Three former presidents are expected to get the memorial today. Bill Clinton. Barack Obama and and George W. Bush. I mean, just exemplifying the way that he he was very firm about what he believed and believed in his party, but he would work with Republicans if it meant Getting getting through the legislation he thought was most important. That's right. I mean, red and blue. These sorts of lines. These artificial divisions that we create among ourselves to categorize each other didn't really existed. Mr Lewis's lexicon. It was all about the humanity of people, and so has admit moving communities forward if admits Getting everybody the rights they deserve. Then he was willing to have the conversation. He was willing to be engaged and involved. And we see that in the folks that are going to speak today that are going to be present today at the tone and the tenor of the service, which he himself Designed. He spoke to his his closest staff. A. Stephen knew his time was shortening and said, who he wanted to be there. And what's the one of the elements of the club is to be what we see. Today is of Mr Lewis's own crafted bishop. Doctor, Can I ask one quick question if you were involved in the ceremony today, Realism putting you on the spot. But is there scripture that you think represents this moment, something you can point to that that carries the weight of history with it, but also Is about hope is about the future. You know, The thing that comes to mind for me is the passage and Hebrews. There's a chapter the faith chapter. We call it. Chapter 11 that talks about all the icons of our faith. Abraham and Sarah and getting and so forth on a long litany and in the middle of verse 13 says these all died in the faith, not having received the promises. But having seen them afar off, and for me that speaks of the hope. That was Mr Lewis's life. He stood on the shoulders of those who went before who didn't see freedom who didn't think the achievement of our civil rights. He followed them and he lived his life in such a way that he advanced the faith. He advance the causes, but he didn't see all of the achievement. And now we come behind him on continue his legacy. So he believed he held these convictions didn't scenes didn't see everything he fought for comes repair, But he still believed he still continue fighting. And henceforth Scripture goes on to say there was laid up for me A crown of righteousness was the Lord. That right? Justo shall give me on that day. And not to me only bought to all those who love disappearing. And so we look forward to seeing the two of us again in the future. Bishop Leah Daughtry. Thank you so much for sharing your reflections with us on this day. Thank you. Yes, very powerful. Let's go now to NPR. Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell and NPR's senior editor and correspondent on the Washington desk. Ron Elving. Hey, guys. Kelsey. Good morning. We've heard so many powerful tributes from people throughout the country and the world. But But Louis is home state of Georgia. His presence and work had an especially profound. Meaning for his home state of Georgia for his district. Tell us a little bit more about his time there. You know, I am reminded of a couple of really, really standout moments of. I think one of the things that I think about a lot right now is the tribute that that they delivered for Johnny Isakson, who was a Republican senator. Of from Georgia, who retired last year, and in 2019 it was in November. So just just so a bit ago, Johnny Isakson was being was being honored and John Lewis Delivered this speech explaining how they could work together and and how there was an opportunity for anybody to find spaces where they agreed. And then, at the end of his speech, he walked across the Isaacson, who was in bad health and who had had trouble with his spine and said I will come to you brother and walked over and gave him a hug. That was really very much representative of the way. That John Lewis approached, you know, working on problems was what he wanted there to be bipartisanship. He wanted to be the person who came across, walked across and shake somebody's hand gave them a hug and said We can get something done here. He was also the kind of person who, whenever you saw him in the capital. There would be some person some tourist or a constituent who wanted to come and talk to him, and there was always had the time he had the time to tell his story had the time to talk to people about their story. He was extremely generous with his time and his constituents were known to come up to the capital and spent time directly with him. There was never a moment when it team like he was bigger than anybody else. Yeah, it's been Ah, so enriching and so fun over the last week to hear how so many people that I personally no have have met John Lewis, whether it's in Washington whether it's in Atlanta. New York Across the country. People have had a chance to meet him, but also have these intimate one on one conversations with him A CZ. We've learned he never turned anyone away. He was always willing to stop and have those conversations. One of the things that jumps out to me was a story about Congressman Lewis. When Hey, was in his district and he would spend a day doing a job in the district so even way back in the seventies, he would do things like drive a ups truck for a day to get a sense of what his constituents were up against. That is something that so many people feel is that he was of the people. Absolutely, and a lot of members of Congress that I speak to say they learned from that approach. They learned from John Lewis not just from the work that he did in civil rights, but the way he had a relationship with his constituents the way that he continued to speak about issues that meant something to him and then became active in them. I am reminded of the sit in on the House floor. On gun violence. He led House Democrats in a sit in and following. I believe the pulse shooting and they said that this was not a time when they could leave, and then he wanted to be the person who, you know who did the good trouble that he always talks about. He did not want to just be a person talking about it. He wanted to be a person involved in it. And you know so many members of Congress on Democrats and Republicans who felt inspired by that personal connection to his beliefs. The service eyes expected to begin shortly, and about 10 5 or 10 minutes. Ron, I'd love to go through with you what we can expect for today's service. But I want to talk first about Lewis's time as a civil rights activist, part of the movement back in the sixties. We expect to hear a lot about that today during the service, right? Yes, indeed, his life traced if you will, the trajectory of the African American experience over the last 70 80 years in American history. He was one of the group sometimes referred to as the Big Six, of course, beginning with Martin Luther King, whose name will be invoked. Many times today, but also Whitney Young of the National Urban League. Roy Wilkins of the CP. James Farmer of the Congress of regular Racial Equality and a Philip Randolph from the Pullman Porters Union. They were in many respects the Giants. Of the civil rights movement, as it took shape after World War two and rose in the fifties and sixties. Of course, John Lewis was there for most, all of it. He was part of the citizens at lunch counters in Nashville. He was one of the original 13 Freedom riders in 1961 integrating bus travel in the south. He was the youngest speaker on that day in 1963 when the march on Washington for jobs and justice featured Martin Luther King's I have a Dream speech. John Lewis spoke that day was the youngest speaker. He's the last person surviving from the speakers Dyas that day. And then, of course, the 1965 moment we have referenced Many times his beating on the Pettus Bridge. And, of course, his career in Congress, As Kelsey has described and then his links to the Black lives matter movement, which he paid tribute to In death as his cortege was coming to the capital earlier this week and paused on black lives matter Plaza in front of the White House to pay tribute to the movement and the people who are carrying forward his ideals today. Yes, And as we

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"John Lewis will lie in repose at the Georgia capitol in his hometown of Atlanta today in one of the last memorial services for the long serving congressman and civil rights icon before he is buried today's service is part of a series of public remembrances for Lewis that began over the weekend members of the public will be able to pay their respects following a ceremony in his honor then on Thursday a private service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist church where Dr Martin Luther king junior's funeral was also held Lewis died July seventeenth at age eighty four to sharecroppers during Jim crow segregation he was beaten by Alabama state troopers in nineteen sixty five during a civil rights March across the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma at the nineteen sixty three March on Washington Lewis spoke ahead of king's I have a dream speech and in two thousand eleven was awarded the medal of freedom by president Obama I'm Julie Walker

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"Elliot Francis. Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill this week to discuss ongoing developments in the pandemic. In the Kenyan report, He's one of the nation's leading scientists and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Fauci has also been the target of some presidential and other Republican dismay for his straightforward science based comments on the pandemic. When he testifies before Congress on Friday, he is sure to be asked about that dismay and about his relationship with President Trump. The president has alternately denounced and praise Dr Fauci, who last testified before Congress a month ago and was not invited to attend the initial return of the Corona virus. Taskforce briefings at the White House. Linda Canyon Washington body of the late Congressman John Lewis crossed Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge for the final time as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon this week. Melissa's casket was carried across the birds Sunday, where he and other civil rights marchers were beaten 55 years ago on bloody Sunday, a key event in the fight for civil rights for African Americans. Let's diet on July 17th at age 80. The number of Corona virus cases is trending down in Texas after weeks of steep increases, but one of the state's biggest counties is experiencing a sharp uptick correspondent Clayton of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins with a desperate warning for Texans after the county reported a five year old boy dead from the virus. This rapidly spreading virus infects all ages. It's the first preteen death in Dallas County from Cove in 19. But according to the numbers over 1400 Children in the county of tested positive since July 1st health officials now urging parents to mask their Children in public. Clayton level Dallas Portland arrested one person after reports that a shot was fired Sunday night near with thousands.

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"Live from NPR NEWS. I'm nor Rahm. Republicans say they're close to an agreement on a new pandemic relief package. NPR's Joel Rose reports. GOP negotiators Plan TTO Unveil AH $1 trillion relief measure in the Senate on Monday. White House negotiators spent a few hours on Capitol Hill Sunday, putting what they called the final touches on the plan. Another Republican rescue bill collapsed last week because of GOP infighting over the cost and other details, including enhanced unemployment benefits, which are set to run out for millions of Americans. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News Sunday that the relief plan might need to pass in several stages there certain things That have time frames that are bigger priority so we could look at doing an entire deal. We could also look att doing parts. Democrats passed their own $3 trillion rescue package in the House months ago. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized the quote disarray on the Republican side. Joel Rose, NPR news Place in Austin, Texas, have released two individuals suspected of firing handguns. At a black lives matter. Protest in a Facebook live video, a car is heard honking and a group of protesters when shots rang out. Remember Station Kut, Denny Matias reports. Police say 28 year old Garret Foster was carrying an AK 47 type assault rifle when he approached the driver's side window of a vehicle last night during a protest and was shot. Austin police chief Brian Manly. Others in the crowd began striking the vehicle. Gunshots were fired from inside the vehicle. Let Mr Foster chief, Manley says it appears that Foster may have pointed his weapon at the driver of the vehicle before being shot himself A second individual in the crowd, then fired shots of the vehicle as it drove away. Foster died from multiple gunshot wounds at a local hospital. Police are still investigating the incident. I'm Danny Mattias in Austin. The late John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. For the last time Sunday as a young civil rights activists. He was beaten by state troopers on that bridge. 55 years ago. Ah, horse drawn wagon carrying his coffin cross the bridge on his way to Montgomery, where he's lying in repose at the state. Capitol Hill lie in state at the U. S Capitol this week. He died July 17th at the age of 80. Olivia DeHavilland has died, her publicist said. She passed peacefully Sunday at her home in Paris of natural causes. She was one of the last of the top screen performers from the studio age. Was the last surviving lead from Gone with the wind. Hedlund often co starred with Errol Flynn. Here she is, as maid Marion declaring her love for Robin Hood that I love You rather nightcap. Even the danger would be nothing. If you were with offscreen she was a champion for actors rights. Olivia DeHavilland died at the age of 100 for You're listening to NPR news. Hurricane Douglas is making its presence felt in parts of Hawaii with strong winds and heavy rain. Its effects could be felt in Honolulu by Monday afternoon. French police say they have They're detaining a French a jerk, a church volunteer who has admitted to setting a fire in a cathedral. Earlier this month, NPR's owner, Beardsley reports, the 39 year old man worked as a volunteer warden at the 15th century Gothic Cathedral of ST Peter and ST Paul in the western Front city of Nantes. He was previously questioned and then released after the July 18th fire that destroyed the organ. Shattered stained glass windows and black into the insides of the cathedral. The man was questioned again this weekend and admitted his crime. His lawyer told French radio. His client has deep regrets. The 39 year old Rwandan who has not been named, was tasked with the job of locking up the cathedral. His motives are unknown. The fire brought back traumatic memories of Notre Dom's blaze a year ago, though it was not nearly as damaging. It's also prompted questions over whether Francis sufficiently protecting its cultural heritage. Eleanor Beardsley NPR NEWS PARIS Britain is launching a campaign to get people to lose weight to fight the Corona virus. Studies suggest people who are overweight or an increased risk of death or severe illness. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who lost weight since he was in intensive care with covert 19 Said last month that Britain is fatter than many European countries. Now the government is banning commercials for junk food before nine PM and requiring.

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John Lewis Crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge In Selma A Final Time; Will Lie In State At The U.S. Capitol In Washington DC

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John Lewis Crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge In Selma A Final Time; Will Lie In State At The U.S. Capitol In Washington DC

"John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. For the last time Sunday as a young civil rights activists. He was beaten by state troopers on that bridge. 55 years ago. Ah, horse drawn wagon carrying his coffin cross the bridge on his way to Montgomery, where he's lying in repose at the state. Capitol Hill lie in state at the U. S Capitol this week. He died July 17th at the age of 80.

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Civil rights icon John Lewis to lie in state at U.S. Capitol

"Body of the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis is lying in state of the Alabama capital this evening. Earlier, a horse drunk, Hassan carried his flag draped casket over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, one last time. That's where Lewis and other civil rights leaders were savagely beaten by police 55 years ago as they tried to cross the bridge. France Hill was at the bridge today was waiting out there for you. No respect. At a memorial service in Selma this morning, Congresswoman Terri Sewell. We continue to benefit from his life's work. He's laid out the blueprint for us to pick up the baton. And continue his march. For voting rights for civil rights for human rights. Lewis's body will lie in state of the U. S Capitol building Monday and Tuesday, and his funeral will

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Body of John Lewis crosses bridge in Alabama, site of 'Bloody Sunday' attack that helped lead to Voting Rights Act

"John Lewis continue. His body in a flag draped casket is headed in a hearse to Montgomery, Alabama, to pass the Rosa Parks, Museum and other landmarks. The publican walk past Lewis's casket later today at the state Capitol building. This. After Lewis is final crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, were in the sixties. He and other civil rights marchers were beaten by police. ABC is Mary Bruce and Selma. Edmund Pettus was a leader of the cake. And they say that the bridge does not represent now the symbol of civil rights. So the calls are growing for this bridge to be renamed John Lewis, the name that they believe reflects Legacy and the life and the future in the direction of the country is headed and Oscar winner Olivia have.

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Body of John Lewis crosses bridge in Alabama, site of 'Bloody Sunday' attack that helped lead to Voting Rights Act

"Body is carried by horse and carriage over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. It's part of nearly a week long celebration of the life of the civil rights icon. At a memorial service in Alabama. Jason reads books about his legacy. I figure around for action action only only Edmund Edmund Pettus Pettus Bridge Bridge confronting confronting Alabama Alabama State State troopers. troopers. And And now now Alabama Alabama state state troopers troopers will will lead lead his his body body around around the the state. state. CBS's CBS's Bob Bob Schieffer Schieffer walked walked across across that that bridge bridge some some years years ago ago with with the the Georgia Georgia congressman. congressman. He He remembers remembers what what Louis Louis told told him him about about that that brutal brutal attack. attack. He He was was the the first first person person hit. hit. It went down. He was badly beaten. He lost all memory. He told me. I thought I had died on that bridge. Louis died of pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. This has been a

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"700 W ell Cincinnati, Remembering one of the pioneers of the civil rights movement, this is the 12 30 report pregame Sandy Collins breaking. Now it is being called a moment of the ages. John Lewis's final trip Across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. This time in a casket remembering John Lewis, the body of civil rights icon John Lewis is making its final trip across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Today. That's where Louis marched in 1965 for civil rights in what became known as Bloody Sunday. ABC. Rachel Scott. It was stained with John Lewis's blood and today rose petals on the very streets where he bled for the right to vote Hundreds gathering here today to honor the civil rights icon. A man who never settled who always stepped up always caused necessary trouble, as he would say. The bridge name for Confederate Officer and Cake leader Edmund Pettus is now the focus of calls to rename it after Lewis instead, ABC political analyst Steve Roberts with his take there. Ah ah! Ah wonderful symmetry to the idea of renaming this bridge not only because there is this movement to remove the symbols of of the Confederacy remembering John Lewis. I'm Mark Re Malard, ABC news, traffic and weather together. Looking at the tristate Flo looks pretty good. We have no reported accidents to tell you about. We are seeing it looks like the Ah Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway reportedly closed in both directions right around. Um Finney Town, but still not able to get an answer as to what's going on there. Otherwise, if you're heading down towards Cincinnati and into northern Kentucky, you're goingto find that delay on 71 75 south bound through the construction zone. Now the latest forecast from the advanced Dentistry Weather Center from social distancing and pre screening patients toe appropriate pp. Our focus remains on safety. Learn more at no fear. Dentist dot com slash patient safety. We'll see sunny for the afternoon. Look for high to top out in the low nineties, but with high humidity levels in place, it'll be feeling more like 100 degrees. Tonight. We cool off in the low seventy's with clouds building. Those clowns will lead the showers.

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John Lewis: US civil rights icon's body crosses Selma bridge a final time

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John Lewis: US civil rights icon's body crosses Selma bridge a final time

"Body of representative John Lewis will cross Soma, Alabama's Edmund Pettus Bridge, where the final time today as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon. Processional with Lewis's casket will be carried across the Selma Bridge, where he and other civil rights marchers were beaten 55 years ago on bloody Sunday, a key event in the fight for voting rights for African Americans. Representative Lewis will lie in repose at the Alabama capital this afternoon and lie in state at the U. S Capitol next week before his private funeral Thursday, and Atlanta's Ebeneezer Baptist Church where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr once preached.

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"State troopers on marchers as they crossed Selma's Edmund Pettus bridge the violent confrontation prompted passage of the voting rights act four decades later at a gathering of civil rights foot soldiers in Montgomery Lowery reflected on that accomplishment when we Boston sixty five and one act was passed there were only about three hundred black elected officials all over the country and today we approaching ten thousand so it changes the face of the nation Lowry was a gregarious figure with expressive bushy eyebrows and his signature soul patch below his lower lip he remained at the helm of the SCLC for decades his social consciousness spread to a broad range of issues at home and abroad from apartheid in South Africa and Palestinian liberation to police brutality in states rights and the two thousand sixteen election he implored young people to get to the polls saying quote we labored in vain if you don't vote there are long distance runners from the struggle and and he was certainly one of those Stanford University history professor Clayborne Carson is the founding director of the Martin Luther king research and education institute have done an activist even before the founding of SCLC and they remained an activist long after lots of other people decided that the civil rights movement was over Lowry had a reputation as a rabble rouser never one to shy away from the truth indifference to decorum speaking at correta Scott king's funeral in two thousand six he faced a front row packed with presidents and their spouses two sets of bush's the Clinton's and the carters Hey.

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Is always important to democratic politicians to participate in the Edmund Pettus bridge crossing but this year it's also a sign of how important both Tuesday's Alabama primary and black voters are to the democratic contest that for presidential candidates are in Selma Elizabeth Warren Mike Bloomberg people to judge and Joe Biden are all in town but it has also received the endorsement of Selma's mayor the former vice president is enjoying a jolt of momentum after a resounding victory in the South Carolina primary that win it proved his strength with black voters and a number of southern states that vote on Tuesday have sizable African American populations for a small college NPR news violence in northwest Syria is escalating NPR's Peter Kenyon reports Turkey has shot down to Syrian warplanes over Idlib province where Syrian forces are battling Turkish backed rebels Turkey's defense ministry announced issue downs and also acknowledge that one of its drones had been down in state media reported the planes have been targeted adding that both pilots of parachuted safely to the ground separately Turkish state media say the military rendered unusable a military airport in Aleppo province the clashes are fueling an already massive exodus from Syria into Turkey where president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he's opening Turkey's border with Greece to allow migrants to go on to Europe thousands are massed at the border and Greek forces are trying to push them back this is NPR live from KQED news I'm Tiffany Cham hi Santa Clara county officials confirmed last night that there are now four cases of corona virus in the area this new case is a woman who is a household contact of the third Santa Clara county case but as KQED's Julie Chang reports the center for disease control says the general risk to the American public still remains low for most catching the corona virus covered nineteen wouldn't be a big deal they might develop a slight fever or cough but according to CDC's Nancy Muthoni a who are having the most severe impact of this please are those who are older those who are medically fragile for example one underlying medical conditions listen he says data from China and other countries remain pretty consistent on that and data collected on children show they generally recover quickly but that could mean another problem dean Lundberg is with the UC Davis children's hospital they're not going to consistently cover their costs as much and they're more likely to touch potentially infectious materials basically children are less likely to show symptoms but they're more likely to spread the virus by touching their face and then touching others I'm Julie Chang KQED news the San Francisco fire department is investigating the cause of a four alarm blaze that destroyed three buildings in the city's India basin neighborhood last night the fire which was reported around nine PM was contained about three hours later according to a department spokesperson no one was injured but a large warehouse restaurant and a residential unit were destroyed two people have been displaced and are receiving assistance from the city.

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04:01 min | 2 years ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on American History Tellers

"Kings arrest quickly made national headlines and the evening news, helping to reinvigorate the protests and generate momentum behind the voting rights Bill in congress to delegations, lawmakers visited king in the Selma jail and pledged their support for the new legislation. Meanwhile, Clark's violence continued Ascoli in mid February Clark in his deputies attacked a group of more than one hundred sixty students when they protested in Selm trying to avoid press. Coverage Clark's men forced the teenagers to March several miles outside of the city using nightsticks and cattle prods on those who couldn't keep up the pace just eight days later. Jim Clark stood alongside the state troopers in Marian where they shot Jimmy Lee Jackson, the young deacon at Zein's chapel Methodist church Jackson's death at the end of February prompted SEAL organizers to launch their new demonstration quickly. They made plans for the mass March from Selma to the state capitol building in Montgomery, just over fifty miles east. They were set to depart on. Sunday, March seventh four days after Jackson's funeral. But as Sunday drew closer disagreements among the organizers began to mount despite their cooperation, thus far in Selma snick in the SEC increasingly found themselves at odds over strategy both in Alabama and throughout the movement, many snake organizers were concerned that Martin Luther King's presence at the March would distract from the local campaign that they had been building stick finally declined to participate telling its members that they were free to March as individuals, but that snick would not help organize the protests on the Friday before the March the man at the center of these tensions wasn't even in Selma. Instead Martin Luther King was meeting with president Lyndon. Johnson Johnson privately assured king that he supported new voting rights legislation. But he refused to commit to a timetable for the Bill king. Now worry that the March might make Johnson reluctant to move forward at all with the March less than twenty four hours away. King huddled with SEC. Organizers in Atlanta and. Thus the idea of postponing he wavered back and forth eventually deciding to sleep on it. He would make his decision at the last possible moment WHEN Sunday morning came he told his aides to cancel the demonstration. They heard to try and call it off. But more than six hundred people had already gathered ready to take the journey. King was still in Atlanta. But rather than trying to send the crowd home the leaders chose to make their move then and a little after two pm on Sunday the March or set out to buy two on their way out of town. Slowly, they approached the Edmund Pettus bridge as they crossed over the Alabama river the marcher sawn army blue helmeted state troopers blocking the road about two hundred yards past the end of the bridge some were astride horses. The pawn the ground restlessly Jim Clark, and his deputies were there to hundreds of armed men, and they looked ready for a fight the martyr's made it over the bridge and then stopped about fifteen yards. Shy of the human barricade. They were ordered to disperse given two minutes to turn around and retrace their steps. A rubbery snap of troopers putting on their gas masks one after the other hung in the air. The marchers waited preparing to kneel in prayer rather than to give in. But even before the two minutes were up the troopers charged. They plowed into the line of marcher swinging their nightsticks wildly a crowd of white onlookers packed into the nearby parking lot to witness the events cheered each blow. Melia Boynton fell after being struck in the head a trooper stood over her screaming striking again, and again until she was unconscious, and then hitting her some more than the tear gas canisters popped battered marchers choked and vomited as staggered back across the bridge, the mounted officers chased them into town and rode through the streets attacking any black body unlucky enough to be in their way. It was in the words of those who saw an inhuman display violence, and it would. Give me broadcast the rest of the world..

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast

The Electorette Podcast

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast

"When you think about it, the Voting Rights Act itself emerged out of decades violence, but particularly that violent scene, I on the Edmund Pettus bridge where nonviolent protesters led by Jose a Williams and John Lewis are crossing the Edmund Pettus bridge as part of a symbolic carrying of Jimmy Lee Jackson's casket, because he was gunned down by Alabama cops for defending his mother against a beating during a voting rights protests. And so there symbolically carrying his casket from Selma two months Gumri to basically put it on the doorstep of governor George Wallace as they crossed the bridge, they didn't even get too far cross the bridge, Alabama state patrol as well as sheriff, Jim Clark and his deputies. Then basically bum rushed the nonviolent protesters. Tear gas going off there being whipped with whips wrapped in barbed wire being trampled by horses that scene played out on, you know, the Tel the television cameras. Are there ABC that evening ABC cut into its movie of the week, judgment at near emberg to yes, to show the footage from Bloody Sunday that that that hell that happened on Edmund Pettus bridge. Then you have a wave of of allies coming into Selma to do the next March. It is held up by federal court order in that moment where it's held up. Some white Alabama's were so mad that there were actually not just black folk there, but white folk there who actually believe that black people had the right to vote. And so they went after a group of ministers and started beating him in one of them..

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on WXAV 88.3 FM

WXAV 88.3 FM

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on WXAV 88.3 FM

"And when my was still with us and was able to talk about the fact that his orders edmund pettus bridge were disobeyed the last thing he wanted was violence and it had been decided that the marchers cost the bridge allow them to marshy would contact president johnson determine how to protect the marchers because unbeknownst to many people there were rumors about groups such as a minute man and others who plan to have snipers long highway eighty from selma to montgomery and active my father deeply so when he got the the word and his office is written by bob ingram who was with the montgomery advertiser at the time when you learned of the violence he said he wrote that he'd never seen the managing raised in this life as you saw my father when he learned what happened at the bridge so that bothered him until the day he died and he called john lewis on several occasions and i know john lewis and he related to him that his orders were disobey the last thing he wanted was violence became very emotional john lewis says as you talked about it so my father was a good and decent man who was on the wrong side of an issue early on but got things right and work to bring about nurtured common humanity and i think that's a great lesson for all that was george wallace junior the son of the alabama governor and presidential candidate in an interview back in two thousand fifteen from north and south to listen and you hear the voice george.

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on WVON 1690 AM

WVON 1690 AM

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on WVON 1690 AM

"Of us have has a responsibility to do our part in our generation in society to make our round go higher sold the next generation does not have to suffer as much as we have to suffer now we're not getting lynch not the not not hung on the other the the trees we're not getting quote unquote lynch than won't win but while year the you know it you remember the joma that was gorgeous reward clarence thomas called her his his here in hightech matching yeah he did call it that there are different ways their new jim crow the different ways that people do the same thing but it's a different way and so and we have the come over different strategies to address that so so but we do we don't we do not have to suffer as many things as some of our predecessors had to suffer you know we are not having to suffer like john lewis when they went over that bridge and selma and martin luther king on the edmund pettus bridge in a with the with the water and the dogs a thing that they put on them we haven't had to suffer that so that round was important no ground is sousse today they will have them calculate panteleimon they got suits on the day in nick ties in all of that kind of thing and that's that's that's what i think clarence thomas even know i don't agree with much of what turn consi i don't agree with anything similar to the fact of the matter that heartache granted lead they don't want it today witness with a sued on instead of the sheep uh huh yes yes i'm with frontpage article left right and things of that nature you know people ugly ugly albon restaurant this morning and on a good friend your cliff uh um uh out great jurat challenge uh a gentleman obukhov the fellow was sand just looked at the paper they hit land that's the vitamin d in read the arctic um and any well look like they got at the man and cliff you know clung yes he went off.

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye

On One with Angela Rye

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye

"For millennials to vote who is that all the people that mostly vote for progressives and that's not by accident so since 2013 there have been a number of states that have put in restrictions voter suppressive measures that would cut down early voting days make it harder to vote absentee and if quote of course put something forward known as voter id in all of these things make it difficult for us to exercise our right to vote when you think about john lewis marching across the edmund pettus bridge in a nearly dying for that opportunity for them to turn around and make it harder for us the vote after we elected our first black president twice right that's a slap in the face is a slap in the face and why many of those efforts were called a modernday poll tax so one of the examples from that is like an alabama for example which i just talked about briefly with edmund pettus bridge they closed down thirty one dmv used in most of those dm vis were located in four black communities and that was in 2015 and we've seen these things get progressively worse i certainly did not anticipate having a foreign government getting involved in elections and of course that making it even harder with russia and we still don't know the impact of that but we do know that they were able to interfere with more than twenty free thinks in different states in 2016 so that means that are activism now has to be global for many of us we may have had parents are some of you in this room may have been directly involved with antiapartheid movement but we never had the fight to protect the vote from a foreign government in our national elections that's a new form of activism that's required.

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Six to eight o a disagreeing tweet that came in from sonics guy i kinda suspect he may be from seattle he says medved show don't bring up martin luther king in nfl protests you would have been the first person to yell at martin luther king for blocking traffic on the edmund pettus bridge what he's talking about is the nineteen 65 protest at the edmund pettus bridge in selma alabama was dramatized in the movie selma and the only way that i brought them martin luther king in the nfl poed protests was this is that if you look at the images the edmund pettus bridge and other images of of for instance the big march on washington of august of 1963 dr king use the american flag people were carrying the american flag they weren't carrying the pan african flag they were in carryings rainbow flags in warren carrying some protest banners they were carrying old glory and dr king ultimately won for his cause because he was american patriot and you listen to the i have a dream speech and it's all about the constitution and it's all about quoting my country tis of these sweet land of liberty let freedom ring and he used patriotic symbols he didn't challenge up and as to the edmund pettus bridge the purpose of the demonstration on the edmund pettus bridge wasn't a block traffic it was to simply crossed the bridge and you can read all about that protests they were trying to cross the bridge because they were marching to montgomery there were marching to the state capital and they were blocked by a wall of police who then beat them up and drove them back was the police who are blocking traffic and yes it would have been appropriate to yell at those police who were unspeakably cruel and.

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

02:38 min | 3 years ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Six to eight o a disagreeing tweet that came in from sonics guy i kinda suspect he may be from seattle he says medved show don't bring up martin luther king in nfl protests you would have been the first person to yell at martin luther king for blocking traffic on the edmund pettus bridge what he's talking about is the nineteen 65 protested the edmund pettus bridge in selma alabama was dramatized in the movie selma and the only way that i brought them martin luther king in the nfl poke protests was this is that if you look at the images of the edmund pettus bridge and other images of of for instance the big march on washington of august of 1963 dr king use the american flag people were carrying the american flag they weren't carrying the pan african flag they weren't carryings rainbow flags they warren carrying some protest banners they were carrying old glory and dr king ultimately won for his cause because he was american patriot and you listen the i have a dream speech and it's all about the constitution and it's all about quoting my country tis of these sweet land of liberty let freedom worrying and he used patriotic symbols he didn't challenge them and as to the edmund pettus bridge the purpose of the demonstration on the edmund pettus bridge wasn't a block traffic it was to simply cross the bridge and you can read all about that protests they were trying to cross the bridge because they were marching to montgomery there were marching to the state capital and they were blocked by a wall of police who then beat them up and drove them back was the police who are blocking traffic and yes it would have been appropriate to yell at those police who were unspeakably cruel and brutal two peaceful protestors who would not have deserve being yelled at let's go to your calls and to patrick in akron ohio patrick you're on the michael medved show oh michael how are you i'm well i have a uh partial where or minor disagreement with your comment yesterday there that the uh complaints about petco are asked one of women was overblown because.

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk

KVNT Valley News Talk

02:46 min | 3 years ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk

"Six to eight o a disagreeing tweet that came in from sonics guy i kind of suspect he may be from seattle he says medved show don't bring up martin luther king in nfl protests you would have been the first person to yell at martin luther king for blocking traffic on the edmund pettus bridge what he's talking about is the nineteen 65 protest at the edmund pettus bridge in selma alabama was dramatized in the movie selma and the only way that i brought up martin luther king in the nfl po'd protests was this is that if you look at the images in the edmund pettus bridge and other images of for instance the big march on washington in of august of 1963 dr king use the american flag people were carrying the american flag they weren't carrying the pan african flag they weren't carryings rainbow flags and we're in carrying some protest banners they were carrying old glory and dr king ultimately one for his cause because he was an american patriots and you listen to the i have a dream speech and it's all about the constitution and it's all about quoting my country tis of the sweet land of liberty let freedom ring and he used patriotic symbols he didn't challenge them and as to the edmund pettus bridge the purpose of the demonstration on the edmund pettus bridge wasn't a block traffic it was to simply cross the bridge and you can read all about that protests they were trying to cross the bridge because they were marching to montgomery there were marching to the state capital and they were blocked by a wall of police who then beat them up and drove them back was a police who are blocking traffic and yes it would have been appropriate to yell at those police who were unspeakably cruel and brutal two peaceful protestors who do would not have deserve being yelled at let's go to uh your calls and to patrick in akron ohio patrick you're on the michael medved show oh michael how are you i'm well i have a uh partial where or minor disagreement with your comments yesterday there that the complaints about petco are absent of women was overblown because i think there are two segment of fighting in which they are our wealth achon ochre i the laugh one is hollywood and.

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"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"edmund pettus bridge" Discussed on WGTK

"Six to eight o a disagreeing tweet that came in from sonics guy i kinda suspect he may be from seattle he says medved show don't bring up martin luther king in nfl protests you would have been the first person to yell at martin luther king for blocking traffic on the edmund pettus bridge what he's talking about as the 19th 65 protest at the edmund pettus bridge in selma alabama was dramatized in the movie selma and the only way that i them martin luther king in the nfl po'd protests was this is that if you look at the images of the edmund pettus bridge in other images of of for instance the big march on washington of august of 1963 dr king use the american flag people were carrying the american flag they weren't carrying the pan african flag they weren't carryings rainbow flags in weren't carrying some protest banners they were carrying old glory and dr king ultimately one for his cause because he was an american patriots and you listen to the i have a dream speech and it's all about the constitution and it's all about quoting my country tis of these sweet land of liberty let freedom ring and he used patriotic symbols he didn't challenge and as to the edmund pettus bridge the purpose of the demonstration on the edmund pettus bridge wasn't to block traffic it was to simply cross the bridge and you can read all about that protests they were trying to cross the bridge because they were marching to montgomery there were marching to the state capital and they were.

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