John Lewis: NFL Players Kneeling ‘are Following a Long Tradition’

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (R-Ga.) shared his support for NFL players kneeling during the national anthem in a tweet Monday, sharing a photo of himself kneeling during a protest in 1962.

The photo Lewis shared depicts him and other demonstrators kneeling at a pool in Cairo, Ill., in 1962 in protest of it not allowing black people to swim. Players across the NFL kneeled and locked arms during the playing of the national anthem this weekend in response to President …

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