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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

Clinton, Bush, Obama Will be at John Lewis Funeral, Trump Will Not

July 30, 2020
When long-serving and revered lawmakers pass away, it is customary for past and current Presidents to attend the funeral. This hasn’t been the case with Donald Trump. At the request of the family, Trump was not invited to the funeral of legendary Republican John McCain. While Trump did attend the services for former President George

John Lewis to Lie in State in the Capitol Rotunda

July 27, 2020
Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia and a civil rights icon, will lie in state Monday in the Capitol Rotunda, the first Black lawmaker to receive one of the highest American honors, before a viewing for the public to be held outside.With the Capitol closed to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Lewis will

Trump Weighs In on the Death of John Lewis, One of His Most Vocal Critics

July 18, 2020
WASHINGTON — The Republican governor of Georgia said that the country will “never be the same” without Representative John Lewis, who died Friday at age 80. The Democratic speaker of the house called Mr. Lewis “a titan of the civil rights movement.” The House minority leader said that Mr. Lewis “never stopped working to improve

Praise for John Lewis Pours in From Nation’s Political Elite

July 18, 2020
“We have lost a legendary leader, civil rights icon and change agent extraordinaire,” tweeted Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, who is Black. Mr. Lewis, he added, had “altered the course of history and left America a much better place.”“Congressman John Lewis was an American hero — a