Civil Rights Leader Lewis Campaigns For Tucker

U-S Representative John Lewis, D-Georgia, who spoke at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 during the same March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, asked Arkansans Sunday to vote for State Representative Clarke Tucker, D-Little Rock, for Congress.

Lewis spoke briefly at Philander Smith College in Little Rock before introducing Tucker, who is running against U.S. Representative French Hill, R-Little Rock, for the state’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

Lewis said he had followed Little Rock’s Central High crisis in 1957, when nine black students integrated the all-white school amidst resistance from whites in the community and Governor Orval Faubus. One of those students, Elizabeth Eckford, was at Sunday’s campaign event. Lewis said he visited Pine Bluff and Forrest City in the 1960s.    MORE

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