source: NAACP

Hundreds of students from historically black colleges and universities in Florida and North Carolina are stressing the importance of voting.

On Tuesday, civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis walked with about 500 students from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach across City Island Bridge to an early polling location. Students from North Carolina Central University in Durham also marched.

“There’s not anything more powerful, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would say, than the marching feet of a determined people. I know something about marching,” Lewis told News 13. The congressman marched with the students to show solidarity.

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