Elkhart Mayor signs Executive Order acknowledging John Lewis’ accomplishments

ELKHART, Ind. – Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson signed an executive order that acknowledges late Congressman John Lewis’ contributions to the Civil Rights movement.

John Lewis served as a member of Congress since 1986 and up until the day of his death on July 17, 2020.

John Lewis was among the peaceful marchers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965.

The marchers were met by 150 Alabama State troopers wielding clubs, bullwhips and tear gas.

The day is famously known as “Bloody Sunday.”

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