Tributes pour in for Congressman John Lewis l GMA

published on July 20, 2020

We are now going to turn to the tributes that are pouring in for the congressman and legendary civil rights leader john lewis hundreds gathering overnight for a candlelight vigil there in atlanta lewis died friday at the age of

80 after six decades at the forefront of the battle for racial equality and social justice in this country lindsey davis has more on his remarkable life get out there

And push and pull until we redeem the soul of america his fiery speech dogged passion and boundless courage and commitment to civil rights made congressman john lewis an icon when

You see something that is not right not fair not just say something do something get in trouble good travel necessary trouble an outpouring of tributes for a legend

Including from barack obama who credited lewis with helping to make his presidency possible later awarding him the presidential medal of freedom in 2011 and now sharing these words not many of

Us get to live to see our own legacy play out in such a meaningful remarkable way john lewis did and oprah recounting a conversation she had with the former freedom rider just last week

Writing that she told him thank you for your courage leading the fight for freedom my life as it is would not have been possible without you as a college student he helped lead the

Fight against racial inequality by participating in multiple protests in 1963 he was just 23 the youngest speaker at the march on washington right alongside martin luther king jr my

Friend let us not forget that we are involved in a serious social revolution two years later he would lead peaceful protesters across the edmund pettus bridge

Fighting for the right to vote they were met with brutal force by state troopers lewis bloodied and with a fractured skull he would continue his fight as a us representative known

As the conscience of congress his last public appearance just six weeks ago fittingly taking a bold stance at black lives matter square in washington dc

John was an activist until his body gave out to lose him now i just feel a profound unshakable sadness that that we won't have him in this country at a time that we need healing and we need love and we need each other

For good morning america lindsay davis abc news new york a life lived to advance others nothing like it well hey there gma fans robin roberts here thanks for checking out our youtube channel

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