The civil rights icon issues a call—"All of us should be up on our feet"—to protest partisan voting restrictions this election season.
-By Andrew Cohen
August 26, 2012-
And the major paused for about a minute, and he said, troopers advance. And you saw these men putting on their gas masks. They came toward us, beating us with nightsticks, bullwhips, tramping us with horses, releasing the teargas. I was hit in the head by a state trooper with a nightstick. My legs went from under me. I thought I was going to die. I thought I saw death.