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Civil Rights Icon US Rep. John Lewis Released From Hospital
By Niele Anderson
Published July 30, 2018

Civil rights icon and US Rep. John Lewis of Georgia was released from the hospital Sunday evening with a “clean bill of health,” his spokeswoman Benda Jones stated.

“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.
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