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Civil Rights Icon, Hero, Patriot, Visionary, 17 Term US Congressman: John Lewis Dies at 80

U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia and a sitting 17-term U.S. Congressman, has died. He was 80 years old.

Congressman Lewis was battling stage IV pancreatic cancer.

Rep. Lewis was a civil rights icon, a warrior for equality, and a patriot known as “the conscience of the U.S. Congress.”

Born in Troy, Alabama, Lewis was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, and devoted his life to ending racial injustice.

Lewis was awarded the highest civilian honor any American can receive: the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Barack Obama.

Congressman Lewis posted this just 10 days ago:

And this tweet, which the Congressman posted in 2018, is being passed around again tonight.

News spread like wildfire on social media, with countless messages of condolence and praise for a true American role model and hero.

RIP
 

 

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