I’m going to interrupt your regularly scheduled political fundraising today in honor of John Lewis. The next few days after I’ll be doing all-Georgia fundraising. Here’s John Lewis dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy”.
Mr. Lewis was arrested 40 times from 1960 to 1966. He was repeatedly beaten senseless by Southern policemen and freelance hoodlums. During the Freedom Rides in 1961, he was left unconscious in a pool of his own blood outside the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Montgomery, Ala., after he and others were attacked by hundreds of white people. He spent countless days and nights in county jails and 31 days in Mississippi’s notoriously brutal Parchman Penitentiary.
If you’re in a mood to give today, give to the NAACP. Truth is, it might do as much good politically anyway, given the organization’s great record with voting drives. We raised a good amount for them after the Doug Jones win in Alabama once before.