Rep. John LewisJohn LewisWhy Georgia is the place for black migration and politics Dems wish civil rights icon John Lewis happy birthday: ‘We are stronger because of you’ The Hill’s Morning Report – What to watch for as Mueller’s probe winds down MORE (D-Ga.) made a late appearance at the Academy Awards on Sunday night and received a standing ovation as he took the stage.
Lewis was present at the annual awards ceremony to introduce the film “Green Book,” which was nominated for Best Picture.
“I can bear witness that the portrait of that time and place in our history is very real. It is seared in my memory,” Lewis, a civil rights activist, said about the film.
“Green Book” depicts famous African-American jazz pianist Don Shirley as he travels the South in the early 1960’s with a white driver.
“Our nation bears the scars of that time, as do I,” Lewis said to applause, referring to the scars he has from his involvement with the Selma Marches.
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