Photos by Julius Shanks
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Check out Montgomery Advertiser and WSFA coverage as well.
"To celebrate WIT’s first anniversary -- which coincides with our 13th birthday -- the WIT Youth Ambassadors visited historic Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama, the birthplace of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Congressman John Robert Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement or, as he called it, the Nonviolence Movement, died on July 17, 2020, exactly one year after the formation of WIT. "-Brooke & Breanna
"Congressman Lewis' body traveled heroically from Selma to Dexter Avenue in Montgomery by horse-drawn carriage, and his body laid in state at the Alabama Capitol on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Just 55 years ago, on "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1968, then 25-year-old Lewis led the nonviolent March for Voting Rights from Selma to Dexter Avenue in Montgomery. Lewis was beaten so badly by Alabama State Troopers that his head was fractured and he thought he would die. Ultimately, Bloody Sunday led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1968." -Brooke & Breanna
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OUR FIRST YEAR
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