U.S. Representative of Georgia For Seventeen Years, Chairman of the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) , One of the “Big Six” of the Civil Rights Movement, Activist, and the First Congressman to write a Graphic Novel; the list of accomplishments that John Robert Lewis has made goes on, it is with a heavy heart to report that he has passed away at age 80. John Lewis was receiving treatment for Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. Mr. Lewis was the son of ShareCroppers, he was one of the bravest men and a hero to many, Lewis was one of the toughest fighters in American History from being part of the Freedom Riders, his bloodied march on Selma to Montgomery, and being involved in Bloody Sunday, his actions and Bravery changed the world and has inspired many to protest for what is right; standing up for Equal Rights and standing against Racism. More than a century later when George Floyd died at the hands of the Minneapolis Police in Minnesota, resulted in the Global Protest and Demonstrations of Systemic Racism and Police Brutality, he saw it as a continuation of his work and that the cause he was fighting for is still strong. Thank you, Mr. Lewis, for everything you have done for the world and for America. Rest in Power.
“When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something, to do something, Our children and their children will ask us: ‘What did you do? What did you say?’ For some, this vote may be hard, but we have mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history.”John Lewis
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