Bloody Sunday through the eyes of Rep. John Lewis

SELMA, Ala. — Fifty years after being beaten by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, U.S. Rep. John Lewis told a crowd gathered there to build on the legacy of the civil rights movement and to stand up for what they believe in.

Lewis, who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr., spoke to the crowd of thousands gathered in Selma, Ala., this weekend for the 50th anniversary commemoration of "Bloody Sunday."

Lewis said he and others returned to the bridge to be renewed, inspired and reminded of the need to work toward justice and equality.

He also told the powerful story of Bloody Sunday through his own eyes on Twitter: