Who is JOHN LEWIS
John Robert Lewis an American politician and civil rights leader, was Georgia congressman from 1987 until his death in this year, at the age of 80, after a seven-month pancreatic cancer battle.
Congressman Lewis, who for 17 times served the 5th Congressional District in Georgia, died Friday.
In December 2019, he’d been diagnosed as a cancer battle. “Today, America is dealing with the loss of one of America’s greatest icons.
” Lewis has been in Congress since 1987 but had had an inspiring influence on American history long before that with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at times standing, shoulder-to-shoulder, in the struggle for civil rights.
the movement in the South against segregated buses
Mr. Lewis was part of a movement in the South against segregated buses which became known as the Freedom Rides in 1961. He spoke in 1963 at the historic protest march on Washington, where Dr. King delivered his speech “I Have a Vision,” and protested in 1965 in Alabama for civil rights.
John was one of the leaders terrorized by police during the Selma to Montgomery, Alabama march.
When he guided many thousand protesters all across Edmund Pettus Bridge, John was smacked in the head by police, who smashed his head and left a scar that he held for the remainder of his life. Since being stopped during a civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, his second-to-last statement, back on July 7, celebrated his release from jail.
The Respected Gentlemen from Georgia recently had been President Trump’s greatest enemy. Congressman Lewis did not attend Trump’s election, proudly named him a “racist,” and in the media, they would still exchange insults. In 2011 President Obama gave the Medal of Honor to Congressman.