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Charles Hurt: Remember John Lewis, Remember Selma

Remember John Lewis. Remember Selma. Last week America lost one of the great lions of the civil rights movement. Few people alive today did more to bend the arc of history toward justice than Rep. John Lewis. Born to poor sharecroppers in rural, segregated Alabama, Mr. Lewis — a quiet, modest and unfailingly mannerly gentleman — was…

Pollak: Remember John Lewis for Civil Rights Heroism, Not Partisan Politics

The late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is being remembered by President Donald Trump the way he ought to be remembered — namely, for his heroic leadership in the civil rights movement. As head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he helped lead the iconic non-violent protests of the era. Born into a family of…

Marco Rubio Posts Picture Of Elijah Cummings In Tweet Honoring John Lewis

Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio mistakenly included a photo of former Rep. Elijah Cummings in a Twitter post memorializing the passing of Democratic Georgia Rep. John Lewis. The post featured a photo of Rubio shaking hands with Cummings, a photo that was briefly made Rubio’s profile picture. Both mistakes were quickly rectified. Media outlets and…

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis Dies at 80

Alex Wong/Getty Images Civil Rights Movement icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) died Friday night at 80 after a bout with pancreatic cancer. Lewis, who was intricately involved in the Civil Rights Movement alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders of the era, was a key figure in the House Democrat conference. Lewis was one…

Congressman And Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Dead At Age 80

July 18, 2020 12:01 AM ET Democratic Georgia Rep. and civil rights icon John Lewis has died at the age of 80 after a fight against pancreatic cancer, numerous sources reported. Terrible loss: Civil Rights icon John Lewis has died after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. The Congressman became a young leader and speaker at…

‘Middle-Aged White Man’ Alec Baldwin Quotes John Lewis: ‘We Gotta Organize for November’

Leftist actor Alec Baldwin quoted Rep. John Lewis on Sunday, saying “we’ve got to organize in November,” seemingly in response to the death of George Floyd. The 62-year-old Saturday Night Live star call himself a “middle-aged man” who has seen things “this way” for his “whole life.” Baldwin began the video sitting for 17 seconds of…
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