The Question: John Lewis led which historic event?
A Montgomery bus boycott
B Albany movement
C Selma civil rights march
Lewis, who became a US congressman and civil rights icon, led the first of the Selma to Montgomery marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965, along with Rev. Hosea Williams. It would become known as ‘Bloody Sunday’ after state and local police attacked the 600 civil rights marchers, fracturing Lewis’ skull. In March 2020, Lewis made a surprise appearance at a commemorative march in Selma. He died in July 2020 at age 80.
The correct answer is Selma civil rights march.