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US John Lewis: 'Now it is your turn to let freedom ring'

15:32  30 july  2020
15:32  30 july  2020 Source:   thehill.com

John Lewis: 'Now it is your turn to let freedom ring'

  John Lewis: 'Now it is your turn to let freedom ring' The late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said in a posthumous op-ed that he had been "inspired" shortly before his death by nationwide demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd in May.In a piece published the day of his funeral in The New York Times, the civil rights titan recounted his own fears after the lynching of Emmett Till in 1955 and his own path to the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Here is a powerful excerpt from Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, the only living original organizer of The 1963 March on Washington, speaking on Aug.

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The late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said in a posthumous op-ed that he had been "inspired" shortly before his death by nationwide demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd in May.

John Lewis, Mary Ramsey are posing for a picture: John Lewis: 'Now it is your turn to let freedom ring' © Greg Nash John Lewis: 'Now it is your turn to let freedom ring'

In a piece published the day of his funeral in The New York Times, the civil rights titan recounted his own fears after the lynching of Emmett Till in 1955 and his own path to the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr.

‘Now it is your turn’: John Lewis issues call to action in posthumous op-ed

  ‘Now it is your turn’: John Lewis issues call to action in posthumous op-ed The Georgia Democrat reflected upon his own calling to join the civil rights movement following the lynching of Emmett Till. In his posthumous op-ed, Lewis looked to pass the torch of social justice activism on to a new generation of Americans. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me.

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HONORING JOHN LEWIS : The body of the late John Lewis lies in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for members of Congress to pay their respects. Imagine the great joy he had traveling the country to share that message of action with young people no need to. It is my personal privilege right now for

Lewis called on the next generation to carry on the mantle of civil rights and continue getting into "good trouble, necessary trouble."

"While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society," Lewis wrote.

"Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way," he added. "Now it is your turn to let freedom ring."

John Lewis: In essay published on day of his funeral, the late congressman calls for Americans to 'let freedom ring'

  John Lewis: In essay published on day of his funeral, the late congressman calls for Americans to 'let freedom ring' The late Rep. John Lewis called for Americans to "answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe" in an essay published by The New York Times on the day of his funeral. © Tom Williams/AP UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., waits to enter the Senate chamber to listen to the farewell address of the Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the Capitol on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams) The late congressman's words were sent to the newspaper two days before his death to be published Thursday, the day of his funeral.

Memoirs John Lewis described the childhood home that was quite different from the place he lies today minds and souls and hearts cannot rest until freedom and Justice. exist for all people words that ring It was a privilege to be with John and members of the Congressional Black Caucus chair.

Freedom , falling, The feeling that I thought was set in stone Slips through my fingers Trying hard to let go It comes and goes in waves It comes and goes in waves It carries us away. I watched my world view disappear in front of my eyes Moments of magic and wonder Seems so hard to find. Is it coming back

Lewis wrote that he had to visit the site of demonstrations in Washington, D.C. in the newly established Black Lives Matter Plaza outside the White House in June to see the latest manifestation of the civil rights movement. Lewis was hospitalized the next day.

"I just had to see and feel it for myself that, after many years of silent witness, the truth is still marching on," he wrote.

Lewis, who after a prominent role in the civil rights movement represented an Atlanta-area district in the House for over 30 years, died on July 17 at the age of 80. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2019.

Lewis was given the rare honor of lying in state at the U.S. Capitol two days earlier this week, and a funeral will be held for him Thursday at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral in 1968. Former President Barack Obama will be one of the attendees to deliver a eulogy.

Obama to eulogize John Lewis as former presidents attend civil rights icon's funeral .
Former President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at US Rep. John Lewis' funeral on Thursday and former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will attend the service, according to sources familiar with the former presidents' plans.Former President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at US Rep. John Lewis' funeral on Thursday and former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will attend the service, according to sources familiar with the former presidents' plans.

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