Dems document U.S. history of discrimination in shaping John Lewis voting rights bill

Democrats want to ensure that the bill can withstand a challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court

By: - August 9, 2021 1:09 pm

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, was the youngest and last surviving member of the Big Six civil rights activists who led the fight to end legalized segregation and overturn Jim Crow laws. He was arrested dozens of times and also beaten as a Freedom Rider. Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa covers Washington D.C. for States Newsroom, which supports the Capital-Star.

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