The Legend "John Robert Lewis"

The Legend

If you grew up in America, if you were educated in America, if you know anything about America, if you have any interest in the struggles of America…you MUST know the name John Robert Lewis.

John Robert Lewis was born on February 21st, 1940 and he transcended this earth on July 17th, 2020. John Lewis was born in Troy Alabama, he was the son of sharecroppers. He was actively involved in the Civil Rights movement and survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama.

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John Lewis was, almost, as much a part of the American Civil Right movement as Martin Luther King. John Lewis, who as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was one of the, so-called, Big Six leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington, he played many key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States. He was an American civil rights leader and politician. He was the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020 and the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. John Lewis became a leader of the Democratic Party in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1991 until his death as a Chief Deputy Whip and Senior Chief Deputy Whip from 2003 to his death.. John Lewis was a Legend in the Democratic Party.

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In a statement made by his family, "It is with inconsolable grief and enduring sadness that we announce the passing of U.S. Rep. John Lewis. He was honored and respected as the conscience of the US Congress and an icon of American history, but we knew him as a loving father and brother. He was a stalwart champion in the on-going struggle to demand respect for the dignity and worth of every human being. He dedicated his entire life to non-violent activism and was an outspoken advocate in the struggle for equal justice in America. He will be deeply missed."

The Democratic Party has lost a champion and America has lost a Legend in the fight for not just Civil Right but in the fight for Human Rights.

John Robert Lewis will be greatly missed.

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