John Lewis- A Georgia Congressman and Civil right Icon has died at age 80. His death came as a shock to most black Americans who know the worths and his contribution toward the black race based in the United States of America.
The civil rights activist and clergyman said, that in the 1960s “John became valedictorian of our class.”
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) July 18, 2020
Funny enough, He is the last surviving speaker of the 1963 March on Washington and one of the original Freedom Riders.
And In 1965, Lewis led more than 600 peaceful demonstrators across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama on “Bloody Sunday.”
John Lewis became the most progressive lawmakers who represent the southern district and developed a reputation for stirring up what he referred to as “good trouble.”
John Lewis’s word in 2016
In 2016, John Lewis said,
“I was inspired to get in trouble. I was inspired to get in the way, Lewis said during a commencement address to Bates College’s Class of 2016. He added that Martin Luther King Jr. inspired him to “stand up, to speak up, and speak out.”
“And I got in the way, I got in trouble, Lewis said. “Good trouble, necessary trouble.”
“You have a moral obligation, a mission, and a mandate, when you leave here, to go out and seek justice for all, he added. “You can do it. You must do it.”
In 1970, John Lewis was the spearheaded of the Voter Education Project, whose goal was to register black voters in the south after the VRA was ratified.
Berman wrote. “The VEP registered 2 million voters from 1970 to 1977, including Lewis’s mother and father.”
John Lewis- His Late Speech
John Lewis, in a statement, he said,
“And through the decades, he not only gave all of himself to the cause of freedom and justice but inspired generations that followed to try to live up to his example.