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More than a timely reminder


From the time to remember department - and a timely reminder, courtesy this piece from CommonDreams....

"Change Happens (If Much Too Slowly) Dept: Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) tweeted out his long-ago, self-assured mugshot Monday to commemorate his 1961 release from Mississippi's notorious Parchman Penitentiary after serving 37 days for "disorderly conduct" - that is, using a restroom labelled "white." A founder of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and leader of the Selma to Montgomery March, Lewis has been arrested about 45 times - most recently last year for demanding immigration reform - on behalf of civil rights, which he calls "getting into good, or necessary trouble," for which we thank him."

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