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Civil Rights Icon,Rep. John Lewis Is Dead.

Source: sankofaonline.com

Congressman John Lewis, one of the big six civil rights icons and activists in the USA died Friday, July 17 2020. He was 80. He is being remembered by congressional colleagues, civil rights leaders and former presidents as a “titan” who fought for the rights of others at the peril of his own life for years.

John Lewis was a Democrat from Georgia known for his marquee leadership in congress and the civil rights movement .

He served Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, which covers most of Atlanta. He earns the respect of both Democrats and Republicans.

In December last year, he was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer of the pancreas.

Credit Barack Obama Facebook

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA wrote o his Facebook wall

America is a constant work in progress. What gives each new generation purpose is to take up the unfinished work of the…

Posted by Barack Obama on Friday, July 17, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote:

Rep. John Lewis was a titan of the civil rights movement whose goodness, faith and bravery transformed our nation. Every…

Posted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday, July 17, 2020

THE NAACP

“He fought harder and longer than anyone in our nation’s continuing battle for civil rights and equal justice.”

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THE REV. JESSE JACKSON

“John Lewis is what patriotism and courage look like. He sacrificed and personifies a New Testament prophet.”

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

I have received the sad news of the death of one of the icons of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States of…

Posted by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday, July 18, 2020
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