Even in death, Congressman John Lewis continues to make history, now being the first Black lawmaker to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.
Pancreatic Cancer did not take Congressman John Lewis home. Although pancreatic cancer is the deadliest of cancers, it could not take down an UNMOVABLE FORCE. John Lewis’ soul spoke to eternity and asked if he had done enough.
John Lewis was the youngest person, at age 23, to address the crowd at the March on Washington, but DID YOU KNOW his original speech was fierier than the one he used that day?
Because of his dedication to the highest spiritual-ethical-moral-standards, he will be remembered as the “Conscience of the Congress,” and the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement/Human Rights Movement.
John Robert Lewis, the longtime congressman who loved "Good Trouble" in the fight for civil rights died Friday after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.
"Right now, we as Black people need to get us an agenda and we need to discuss all of these disparities that we have in the Black community; education, healthcare and clinics, employment, parks for the youth, food, housing, economic development and the list goes on and on," Georgia Provost said.
Civil rights icon, Democratic Rep. John Lewis, announced Sunday that he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. "So I have decided to do what I know to do and do what I have always done: I am going to fight it and keep fighting for the Beloved Community. We still have many bridges to cross," Lewis said.
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On Nov. 8 and 9, in Louisiana, American artist Dread Scott and a group of supporters examined a significant milestone in our nation’s past with his latest collaborative project, Slave Rebellion Reenactment (SRR), which reimagined the largest rebellion of enslaved people in the history of the United States.