Obama: John Lewis Is a Founding Father of a Better America

ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis was celebrated as an American hero during his funeral Thursday as former President Barack Obama and others called on people to follow Lewis’ example and fight injustice. Three former presidents joined in the eulogies at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church after nearly a...
2020-07-31 03:30:10 +0000

Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis To Lie In State At The U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation on Monday in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon. H...
2020-07-30 19:39:00 +0000

A timeline of events in the life of John Lewis

Born in rural Alabama during the dark days of Jim Crow segregation, Rep. John Lewis rose from poverty to become a leader of the civil rights movement and later was elected to Congress. Here is a timeline of some major events in Lewis’ life. Feb. 21, 1940: Born the son of Black sharecroppers ne...
2020-07-20 16:09:34 +0000

Civil Rights Icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Dies at 80

Civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who has been receiving hospice care, passed away at the age of 80 at his home in Atlanta on Friday. Lewis, a Democrat, played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. He was ...
2020-07-18 17:02:14 +0000

John Lewis Visits Black Lives Matter Plaza with Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser

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2020-07-31 19:18:58 +0000

Twitter: Donald Trump Calls John Lewis A Liar

The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets on Tuesday: "John Lewis said about my inauguration, 'It will be the first one that I've missed.' WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in....he doesn'...
2017-01-18 04:09:52 +0000

Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president

Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president. Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a longtime civil rights figure, says he doesn’t consider Donald Trump a “legitimate” president because he believes Russia helped him to win the election. In an interview to air Sunday on NBC’s “...
2017-01-18 04:06:11 +0000