Honoring U.S. Representative John Lewis… Getting into “Good Trouble”

Another American Icon has died. President Barack Obama eulogized Rep. John Lewis last night:

John Lewis — one of the original Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the youngest speaker at the March on Washington, leader of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Member of Congress representing the people of Georgia for 33 years — not only assumed that responsibility, he made it his life’s work. He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise. 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.”

Obama went on to say:
“He will continue, even in his passing, to serve as a beacon in that long journey towards a more perfect union.”

The most powerful thing we can do to honor Rep Lewis is to continue his fight.  With heavy hearts and renewed determination, we shall. RIP John Lewis.

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