2017-04-05 / Features

Rep. Lewis Attends Crowley Event


Congress Member Joseph Crowley (l.) with Ed Horn (r.). Congress Member Joseph Crowley (l.) with Ed Horn (r.). I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity of meeting and thanking Congress Member John Lewis for his leadership, devotion and courage recently, at an event honoring Congress Member Joe Crowley.

In 1965 Lewis spearheaded the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The intended march from Selma to Montgomery was stopped by Alabama State Troopers who attacked the marchers, beating them with night sticks. It became known as “Bloody Sunday.” Lewis led many civil rights groups and entered the US House of Representatives. He has been called ‘the conscience of the US Congress,” and Roll Call magazine stated, “John Lewis is a genuine American hero and moral leader who commands widespread respect.”

On a personal note, my mother, a woman well ahead of her time, was an early advocate for civil rights. On my 14th birthday she presented me, and my two brothers with memberships to the NAACP. Her devotion to moral justice continues to define her children.


Congress Member John Lewis (r.) with Ed Horn (l.) at an event honoring Congress Member Joseph Crowley. Congress Member John Lewis (r.) with Ed Horn (l.) at an event honoring Congress Member Joseph Crowley. Congress Member Joe Crowley is a remarkable man, able to bridge with compassion the divisions consuming partisan Washington, DC in today’s turbulent times. At the March 30th event held at the Cutting Room in Manhattan, Lewis, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Schumer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Caroline Kennedy, along with other local and congressional members, praised Joe’s dedication to democratic principles. Assuredly with leaders like Crowley and Lewis the nation has reason for pride!— Ed Horn

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