For the CBC, the March on Washington Is a Call to Action

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  • Keeping Hope Alive
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Rep. John Conyers (Michigan)
  • Rep. James Clyburn (South Carolina)
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge (Ohio)
  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Missouri)
  • Rep. Donna Edwards (Maryland)
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah (Pennsylvania)
  • Rep. André Carson (Indiana)
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (California)
  • Rep. Corrine Brown (Florida)
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (Maryland)
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke (New York)
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (Florida)
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson (Florida)
  • Rep. Gwen Moore (Wisconsin)
  • Rep. Lacy Clay (Missouri)
  • Rep. Danny Davis (Illinois)
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson (Mississippi)
  • Rep. Terri Sewell (Alabama)
  • Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (New Jersey)
  • Rep. Robin Kelly (Illinois)

Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)

"When I look back on Aug. 28, 1963, the day of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, I see it as one of this nation’s finest hours. The American people pushed and pulled, they struggled, suffered, and some even died, to demonstrate their desire to see a more fair, more just society. Their effort and their commitment ushered in a spirit of bipartisanship, collaboration and meaningful change into the Congress." 

(Photo: Chris McKay/WireImage)

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