Official White House photograph by Pete Souza

John Lewis hugs Barack Obama

Congressman John Lewis hugs President Barack Obama on March 7, 2015 at the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Alabama. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches, during which Lewis, a leader of the march, had his skull fractured during an attack by the Alabama state troopers.

See our biography of John Lewis