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November 6, 2008

congressman John Lewis

Congressman John lewis stood beside Dr Martin luther King Jr. -a hero of the civil rights movement. Asked about the election of Barack Obama, Congressman Lewis replied:

"I was thinking about Martin Luther King Jr and the days that we marched on Washington in 1963; the time that we marched in Selma for the right to vote; when we stood in those unmovable lines when people had to pass a so called 'literacy test'. People were asked to count the number of bubbles in a bar of soap, the number of jelly beans in a jar. And there were hundreds and thousands of black Americans in the heart of the deep south that never had an opportunity to register and to vote."

"To me it (the campaign) was very spiritual. It was something about this man and it was something about the movement he was leading. It was more than a political movement. And I felt that Barack Obama had been tracked down by history and was allowing himself to be used for the common good. "
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