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Rep. John Lewis
Decades later, Sharpton still insists: No justice, no peace
August 26, 2020
The Rev. Al Sharpton sat quietly in his office in late July, watching the final funeral service for Rep. John Lewis on a wall-mounted television. Instead of flying down to the memorial in Atlanta, Sharpton had remained in New York; he had work to do. Preaching at the funeral of a year-old boy who was shot in the stomach at a Brooklyn cookout -- a boy not much younger than his first and only grandson -- Sharpton demanded gun control, an issue close to Lewis’ heart. ... read more »
Lifting Up Lowery, Vivian and Lewis: Living the Legacy, Freeing the People
July 23, 2020
Clearly, there are several lessons to be gleaned from the legacy of these freedom warriors and workers for a new society and world. And the first is to rightfully locate them in Black history among their people, our people in the midst of an unfinished and ongoing Black freedom struggle. Indeed, there can be no correct understanding, appropriate appreciation or honest emulation of their lives and the lives of all those who preceded them and made them and us possible and of those who were their co-combatants, unless we place them all in the context of their people, our people, Black people and our struggle. ... read more »
Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis Announces Cancer Diagnosis
January 2, 2020
Lewis announced on the last week of 2019 that he has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. ... read more »
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House Passes Bill to Restore Key Parts Of Voting Rights Act
December 13, 2019
The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 mostly Southern states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. ... read more »
PHOTO of the DAY: JAMIE FOXX TAKES SELFIES WITH CIVIL RIGHTS ICONS
February 4, 2019
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., left, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and entertainer Jamie Foxx, right, speak on the sidelines before the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots, ... read more »
Democrats, Black Candidates Win Historic Victories on Election Night
November 16, 2017
Black Candidates Win Big on November 7 ... read more »
Obama and family visit many houses of worship
January 19, 2017
A pictorial review of some of the churches the Obama family visited during the past eight years. Then-Senator Barack Obama, Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, and Rev. ... read more »
Colson Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis win National Book Awards
November 27, 2016
The awards are presented by the National Book Foundation and the ceremony was the first under executive director Lisa Lucas, the first black and first woman to have the job ... read more »
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The story this museum tells
September 28, 2016
It is important that the National Museum of African American History and Culture tells the unvarnished truth of America's history ... read more »
Rep. John Lewis Speaks at AFL-CIO MLK Labor Breakfast
January 27, 2016
Georgia Rep. John Lewis, the only living “Big Six” leader of the Civil Rights Movement, made a rare appearance in Los Angeles on Jan. 23 at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s Dr. Martin Luther King Labor Breakfast to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. ... read more »
Civil Rights Groups Support Measure to Fully Restore Protections Needed Under Voting Rights Act
July 2, 2015
The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 amends the Voting Rights Act. ... read more »
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