While civic and religious leaders marched over
the Edmund Pettus bridge, Congressman John
Lewis, a friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and
supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, stopped
everyone and asked His Eminence Archbishop
Demetrios of America to lead everyone in prayer.
Congressman Lewis reminded everyone that just as
Archbishop Iakovos participated in the Civil
Rights Movement in 1965, Archbishop Demetrios is
also supporting the effort.