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Rep. John Lewis quickly agreed when Stephen Colbert asked if he wanted to do a little crowdsurfing. (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert/YouTube)

As someone who had his skull fractured while marching for civil rights in the 1960s, a little crowd surfing probably doesn't scare Rep. John Lewis.

The civil rights icon and Georgia Democrat did so on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday where he spoke about his three-volume graphic novel series, "March."