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In Remembrance: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

(NPR) Civil rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis has died after a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. The son of Alabama sharecroppers, Lewis was a central figure in the key civil rights battles of the 1960s, including the Freedom Rides and the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march. Lewis considered his native Alabama hallowed ground because of the blood shed there in pursuit of a transformation of America. For decades, the Democrat led bipartisan congressional delegations on annual pilgrimages to major civil rights sites in the state. Biography>

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In Remembrance

USA Today: 'He saw the best in all of us': Obama, Trump, Bush, lawmakers react to Rep. John Lewis' death

 

The New Yorker: The Essential and Enduring Strength of John Lewis

 

NPR: Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Never Gave Up Or Gave In

 

The Hill: Support swells for renaming Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma to honor John Lewis after his death

 

The Smithsonian Magazine: Remembering Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

 

PBS: John Lewis, civil rights icon and congressman, dies at 80

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