Congressman John Lewis Dead at 80

Had Stage 4 Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

 

Civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who has been receiving hospice care, passed away at the age of 80 at his home in Atlanta on Friday.

Lewis, a Democrat, played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. He was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists, led by King Jr., who engineered one of the greatest moral protests in history.

Lewis was best known for leading some 600 protesters in the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. At the head of the march, Lewis was knocked to the ground and beaten by Alabama state troopers. His skull was fractured. Televised images forced the country's attention to racial oppression in the South. A Democrat from Atlanta, he won his U.S. House seat in 1986

 

 

Rep. John Lewis Dies at 80: Source

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Rip

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Stage 4 Covid is a bitch

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All the networks are going to pound this into the ground all week til we're all nauseated.

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He was not a good person 

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He was great in Star Wars.  RIP.

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this is the dude that helped the mandalorian on the jawa planet, no?

Smilin like Rashad -

All the networks are going to pound this into the ground all week til we're all nauseated.

It is objectively a major, major loss for American history.


 


He was the last remaining of the "Big Six" (Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young) from the Civil Rights movement.


 


 

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Isn't this the guy that thought Guam would capsize?

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VTCO - 
Smilin like Rashad -

All the networks are going to pound this into the ground all week til we're all nauseated.

It is objectively a major, major loss for American history.


 


He was the last remaining of the "Big Six" (Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young) from the Civil Rights movement.


 


 


Yet the OG response is....

Well...

You see it.

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factseatfeelings -

He was not a good person 

God you are pathetic

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VTCO -
Smilin like Rashad -

All the networks are going to pound this into the ground all week til we're all nauseated.

It is objectively a major, major loss for American history.


 


He was the last remaining of the "Big Six" (Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young) from the Civil Rights movement.


 


 

The og has mixed views on the civil rights movement 

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SergesBeefyHopeFlaps - Isn't this the guy that thought Guam would capsize?

Nope, that's Congressman Hank Johnson, the current representative of Georgia's 4th district.

So he was a major player in the civil rights movement and then joined the party that fought back against the civil rights movement?

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a lifelong political hack. poster boy for why we need term limits. 

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I agree with a lot of the negative stuff, but still RIP. 

RIP

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Smilin like Rashad -

All the networks are going to pound this into the ground all week til we're all nauseated.

It is objectively a major, major loss for American history.


 


He was the last remaining of the "Big Six" (Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young) from the Civil Rights movement.


 


 

Those the ones that Malcolm X said that sold out the black movement


 


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So he was a major player in the civil rights movement and then joined the party that fought back against the civil rights movement?

He traded morals for a position of power. It served him well; it has served many in Washington well.

Slap Johnson -

So he was a major player in the civil rights movement and then joined the party that fought back against the civil rights movement?

No! The civil rights movement was in the sixties. it was the Republicans who opposed it.


AFTER President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he reportedly turned to his press secretary and lamented that Democrats “have lost the South for a generation.”


The Republicans also opposed the Voting Eights Act of 1965.

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