Thursday, August 28, 2008

John Lewis: We Were Just Trying to Get a Hamburger

Congressman John Lewis of Georgia spoke at the convention: We still have a dream.
"We must march like we've never marched before" to elect Barack Obama.

Lewis spoke with NPR earlier. 
He was one of the speakers who participated in the Civil Rights march 45 years ago and recounts that day. Lewis spoke that day, speaking before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He said he never ever imagined a black man would be nominated for president. Back then, black people were just trying to get a hamburger. He said King would be looking down saying Halleluja!