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5 Key Quotes That Sum Up What Made John Lewis Such a Legendary Leader

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“The country lost a civil rights giant last week when 17-term Georgia congressman and decades-long freedom fighter John Lewis succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. Lewis, who was an ally of Martin Luther King, Jr. and marched with him across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama in 1965 as part of a historic statewide protest against racial injustice and inequity, was carried across that same bridge this past weekend, his coffin draped in the American flag and transported via horse-drawn caisson. His body was then brought to Washington, D.C., where it will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol through tomorrow before being delivered to Atlanta on Thursday for a final funeral and burial.”

The article includes a quote from John Lewis made at the CARE 2015 National Conference on May 21, 2015.

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