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

15:33  30 july  2020
15:33  30 july  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Into Remembering John Lewis

  Into Remembering John Lewis Longtime friend and fellow civil rights leader Dr. Bernard Lafayette remembers John Lewis.They began organizing in Nashville and participated in sit-its and the Freedom Rides across the south. Over the years, Lafayette watched Lewis grow into a national figure, from leading the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and being the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, to becoming the ‘conscience of Congress’ as a Representative from Georgia.

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.

Now it is your turn to let freedom ring .” Mr. Lewis , a civil rights icon who represented Atlanta in Congress for more than three decades, died on July 17 at age 80, amid a It is reminiscent of Mr. Trump’s performance when Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, a Vietnam War hero and a

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.

Barack Obama to deliver eulogy for John Lewis: report

  Barack Obama to deliver eulogy for John Lewis: report Former President Barack Obama will speak at the funeral for U.S. congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis on Thursday, according to CNN. © BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI Representative John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and US President Barack Obama embrace each other at the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 7, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. Ex-commanders-in-chief Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will also attend the ceremony for Lewis at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, CNN reported, citing sources. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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.

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."

How to Watch, Live Stream Barack Obama's Eulogy at John Lewis' Funeral

  How to Watch, Live Stream Barack Obama's Eulogy at John Lewis' Funeral In 2011, Obama awarded Lewis the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.The funeral, held at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, is closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic. Along with Obama, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are expected to attend.

[Chorus] Now the day bleeds Into nightfall And you're not here To get me through it all I let my guard down And then you pulled the rug I was getting kinda [Verse 2] I'm going under and this time I fear there's no one to turn to This all or nothing way of loving got me sleeping without you Now , I need

Now the day bleeds, into nightfall and you’re not here, to get me through it all I let my guard down and then you pulled the rug I was getting kinda used to I’m going under and this time I fear there’s no one to turn to This all or nothing way of loving got me sleeping without you Now I need somebody to

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.

Atlanta mayor rips Trump over John Lewis comments: 'He doesn't care anything about the history of this country' .
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) on Tuesday blasted President Trump's latest comments on the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), calling Trump "delusional."Trump told Axios's Jonathan Swan in an interview published late Tuesday that he couldn't say "one way or the other" whether the civil rights icon's life had been "impressive" but that Lewis "made a big mistake" by not attending his inauguration in 2017.Asked about the remarks on CNN, Bottoms said she was "disgusted.""Donald Trump shows us time and time again that the only thing he believes in is himself," she said.

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