Tag: eulogy

Obama’s eulogy of John Lewis—and the right-wing response to it—highlight the power of his legacy

August 7, 2020
At Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on July 30, Obama spoke in terms that broadly reflect a quarter century of his public commentary on our country and its history of grappling with injustice. He has consistently praised the successes and progress won on civil rights and racial justice while also—as he did in January 2008 for

Obama Resurrects Hope In His Eulogy to John Lewis

August 2, 2020
During this past week many of us mourned the loss of John Lewis and the kind of greatness he had.  The iconic civil rights leader was a man who refused to give up or give in after being beaten within an inch of his life.  Those who knew him described him as someone you just