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Died tonight at 80 years old from pancreatic cancer.  Here's a speech of his from '63.  Mods, feel free to move this to PPP if necessary.

 

 

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"I have been beaten, my skull fractured, and arrested more than forty times so that each and every person has the right to register and vote. Friends of my gave their lives. Do your part. Get out there and vote like you’ve never voted before."   -  John Lewis, 2018

 

RIP, sir.

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A giant!

Thank you John, for your lifetime of great example.

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It would be fitting to replace some Confederate statues with those of John Lewis.

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A man who respectfully walked the walk and talked the talk in a most difficult time. 

 

Amen to him.

 

In no way what's going on now anywhere near representative of what Mr. Lewis did.

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"Good Trouble"...RIP to a great, great man

23 minutes ago, PastaJoe said:

It would be fitting to replace some Confederate statues with those of John Lewis.

like and retweet this, i have

 

 

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RIP, Sir.

 

 

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RIP. 

 

39 minutes ago, thenorthremembers said:

I honestly thought he died months ago.  Swore I saw tributes and everything.  Weird year.


he spoke at McCains funeral and spoke at the impeachment hearings. 
 

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Godspeed, John Lewis.

 

Thanks for your relentlessness in the face of adversity.  #goodtrouble

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RIP.

 

Whether you agreed with him or not, you had to respect the fact that he stood steadfast for his beliefs and put his own well being on the line to defend them.    That's so sadly missing in today's bought and sold, "which way is the wind blowing" elected class...

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4 hours ago, ChevyVanMiller said:

A life well lived. RIP, Mr. Lewis.

By reading these comments I can tell John was really loved.

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I mean, THAT is a life.  Someone whose life & legacy both commands respect, and inspires.

 

R.I.P.

 

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6 hours ago, PastaJoe said:

It would be fitting to replace some Confederate statues with those of John Lewis.

 

Or rename a bridge that's currently named for a KKK activist:

 

https://johnlewisbridge.com

 

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Watched a special about him on MSNBC. In 2008 he was torn to support Hillary or Barack. He was very good friends with the Clintons but the dream of a black man being president was also on his mind. Ultimately after President Obama won Georgia he endorsed him.

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1 hour ago, B-Man said:

 

MORE:

 

RIP: Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis has died at age 80.

“Rep. John Lewis of Georgia died at the age of 80 on Friday, according to multiple reporters.”

 

 

Much longer obit at Politico: John Lewis, civil rights icon and longtime congressman, dies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

ALSO

 

34 minutes ago, B-Man said:
14 hours ago - Civil rights leader Rev. Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian has died at age 95, his daughter Kira Vivian told CNN.
 

 

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