Winston Salem Journal: Rep. John Lewis on the death of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I have not gone back to that spot since. It's just been too hard, too difficult."

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., has led an annual civil rights pilgrimage to Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham, Ala., with the Faith and Politics Institute for 20 years. And every year but one since 1965, the icon told me, he has returned to the sites where he was arrested, brutally beaten and continually bore witness to death in the pursuit of equality under the law for African-Americans. But when it came to Indianapolis, where Lewis was campaigning with Bobby Kennedy on April 4, 1968, the day Martin Luther King was assassinated, Lewis resisted returning. That will change on the 50th anniversary today.