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Sat Jul 18, 2020, 12:39 AM

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis Dead at 80 - NowThis [View all]



Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis has died at the age of 80.

Rep. John Lewis was a leader and organizer of the Civil Rights Movement who coordinated and spoke at the 1963 March on Washington; was beaten by police as he marched for voting rights in Selma in 1965; and was instrumental in getting major anti-discrimination legislation passed.

John Lewis represented Georgia as a U.S. congressman since 1986 and became known as 'the conscience of Congress.' He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. He leaves us with the lesson: 'If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.'


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