10 Photos Of John Lewis In Action (And What Trump Was Doing At The Time)

John Lewis In Action

When John Lewis was at Fisk University. Working With Rev. Jim Lawson and alongside Diane Nash to coordinate Freedom Riders and fighting injustice across the South…


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Donald Trump was being thrown out of school after school for being an insolent brat.

When John Lewis was marching on Washington, as the National Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)…


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Donald Trump was in Military School in as close to action as he would ever come.


When John Lewis was preparing to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge…


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Donald was  preparing to begin a mediocre college career at the University of Pennsylvania

While John Lewis was being beaten by Alabama police…


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And jailed…


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Fighting for the right to vote…


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Donald was a average student who would later claim both to be the “Valedictorian” and the “Most Accomplished Person In The Class.” All without making the Dean’s List?

When John Lewis began serving in Congress… All the while continuing to fight injustice.


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Donald and his father Fred were marking “C” for colored on rental applications and being sued by the Federal Government twice for racial discrimination.

John Lewis marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. He has fought against hatred, bigotry and racism his entire life. The one thing it’s impossible to say about him is that he’s all, “talk, talk, talk.”


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Donald Trump has never participated in any form of public service. He discriminates in his businesses. He advocated for the death penalty in a full page ad for the Central Park Five who turned out to be innocent. He then protested the City’s settlement after they spent 12 years in jail, falsely imprisoned. He calls Mexicans rapists and drug dealers. Advocated the ban of all Muslims. Mocked the disabled, calls Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” and in his own words admits to sexual assault. His closest advisor is a white supremacist and his Attorney General nominee a racist.


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Donald Trump doesn’t have the right to speak John Lewis’s name let alone besmirch his actions and legacy.

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Author: enigmainblackcom

William Spivey is a regular contributor to the Inner-City News where he writes about politics and popular culture. He also blogs as “Enigma in Black” where he explores poetry, religion, politics and all manner of things socially relevant. He is also a contributing Blogger at Together We Stand He is the founder of the Facebook pages Average Citizen Forum, Enigma in Black, and “Strong Beginnings,” the title of his soon to be released Political Fiction/Romance novel. William was the winner of a University-wide Essay Contest while at Fisk University titled, “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Fisk and resides in Orlando, FL. His goal is to make his voice heard and make a difference.

5 thoughts on “10 Photos Of John Lewis In Action (And What Trump Was Doing At The Time)”

  1. I am so regretful and ashamed of the marginal attention I gave to civil rights in the 60’s. I remember a remarkable lady that ‘supported’ my mother’s efforts every day;
    The treat of the month was when this wonderful lady would bring Latecia to play with me in the magnolias near our house.

    I am glad to have this memorable, kind, and loving lady in my childhood, and I’ll always remember her as a definite inspiration in my life.


  2. This is a great post. Actions speak louder than words, and John Lewis’ actions speak louder than anything Trump can bluster.


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