Civil Rights Icon US Rep. John Lewis Released From Hospital
“All tests have been completed,” Brenda Jones said in a statement. “He thanks everyone who shared their thoughts, prayers and concerns during his stay.”
Lewis became ill Saturday on a flight to Atlanta, CNN affiliate WSB-TV reported, quoting unnamed sources.
Lewis, 78, represents Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, which includes much of Atlanta, He was elected in 1986. Lewis became the youngest leader of the Civil Rights era as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He was one of the organizers who joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to lead the voting rights marches and protest which still provides voting rights for black people today.