In the one year since the voting rights icon John Lewis died, the efforts to undermine Americans' ability to cast ballots in fair and equal elections have been nothing short of dizzying.
Channeling the spirit of John Lewis and his penchant for "good trouble," the recent arrests of Rep. Joyce Beatty and others harkened back to the late Georgia congressman's own legendary protests to secure fair and equal voting rights.
The funeral of Congressman and Civil Rights Activist John Lewis will be held today (July 30th) at the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis will lie in repose at the Georgia capitol in his hometown of Atlanta in one of the last memorial services for the late Democratic congressman before he is buried. Members of the public will be able to pay their respects to Lewis on Wednesday at the state capitol rotunda following […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Lewis the “conscience of […]
Robert E. Lee High School in Fairfax County, Virginia has announced that they will change their name to honor the Late Rep. John Lewis.
Georgia Rep. John Lewis, the iconic civil rights pioneer who went on to become one of the most powerful men in Congress, has died. He was 80 years old.
The events of the first of the three Selma-To-Montgomery marches in Alabama shocked the nation and the world. Known as “Bloody Sunday,” the racially motivated and brutal attack by police on the peaceful protesters crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge took place 55 years ago this coming Saturday. Organized by James Bevel, Amelia Boynton Robinson and […]
ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist. The nation’s oldest civil rights organization was set to announce Tuesday that it will bestow the Chairman’s Award on the Georgia Democrat later this month at its annual arts and entertainment awards show. The […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek has a message of support for Congressman John Lewis as both fight pancreatic cancer. RELATED: Rep. John Lewis Reveals He Has Pancreatic Cancer “We’re starting a new year, and let’s see if we can’t both complete the year as pancreatic cancer survivors,” Trebek said when asked what he would […]
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday that “Gideon’s Army” director Dawn Porter is helming the project. She began shooting the 79-year-old Lewis last year ahead of the midterm elections. The film will be primarily a cinema verite […]
Several Black democrats, including Reps. John Lewis and Maxine Waters, will not attend Trump's upcoming State Of the Union after his racist "shithole" comments.
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