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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Shares Memories And Photos From Selma In This Incredible Series Of Tweets

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 14: Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., stands on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., in between television
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 14: Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., stands on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., in between television interviews on Feb. 14, 2015. Rep. Lewis was beaten by police on the bridge on 'Bloody Sunday' 50 years ago on March 7, 1965, during an attempted march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congressman John Lewis was a young man when he marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 -- and fifty years later, the memories don't escape him.

Lewis, who has previously been vocal about his experiences in Selma, took to Twitter on Saturday, to share them yet again -- only this time, he recalled his vivid recollection of the march through a powerful series of tweets.

He, along with hundreds of civil rights demonstrators, fell victim to a mass showdown of police night sticks, dogs and tear gas during their march for voting rights. The violent confrontation went down in history as "Bloody Sunday," a day when marchers were subdued and prevented from completing their journey -- but was later overcome.

See Rep. Lewis' incredible account of March 7th, 1965 below.

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