Rev. Joseph Lowery remembers when the 1960s South was burning with racism -- the day a white man walked up to him and stubbed out a lit cigar on his shoulder, when iced tea was thrown in his face, when four young black men were shot with pistols as he led a march against segregation in Decatur, Ala.
"I have been arrested and threatened," he said last week. "Even when I was a little boy, 12 or 13, a policeman hit me in the stomach with his night club. … It makes me hate violence."
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