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Jun 24, 2020

The John Lewis Bridge Project seeks to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma after Rep. John Lewis. Edmund Pettus was a former KKK leader. John Iadarola and Michael Starr Hopkins break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook:
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"Filmmaker Ava DuVernay joined the call to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama — dedicated to a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader — to honor Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights icon.
The petition to rename the bridge was created by political strategist Michael Starr Hopkins, who told NBC News on Monday that the idea came to him as he was watching the 2014 film "Selma" on his couch after days of protesting.
"I was kind of taking an evening to just relax and watch some movies, and as I was watching 'Selma' I realized we wait far too often until people are gone to honor them," Hopkins said."
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