So sad about this.
Congressman John Lewis is dead at the age of 80.😢😢
Thank you, Congressman. For all your work. For all you did for this country.
You were a true American Hero.🙏🙏
The words of John Lewis from the 1963 March on Washington still ring true today, decades later. We must stand up against injustice to propel our country forward. #JohnLewisGoodTrouble pic.twitter.com/S4sQwFKFIf
— John Lewis: Good Trouble (@JohnLewisDoc) July 12, 2020
front and center with the backpack pic.twitter.com/ZXpU6lX1IY
— BUM CHILLUPS, NPR CLASS PUNDIT (@edsbs) July 18, 2020
Just last month, Lewis visited the newly renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza outside the White House. pic.twitter.com/HYHNY0omqY
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) July 18, 2020
Rep. John Lewis' first appearance in the Almanac, for the 1988 edition. They noted he "comes to Congress already as an important maker of American history." So glad this country had him. #GoodTrouble pic.twitter.com/O2dMj0kdg6
— J. Miles Coleman (@JMilesColeman) July 18, 2020
We were beaten, we were tear-gassed. I thought I was going to die on this bridge. But somehow and some way, God almighty helped me here. We cannot give up now. We cannot give in. We must keep the faith, keep our eyes on the prize. pic.twitter.com/eOw9uMYAAL
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) March 2, 2020
Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. #goodtrouble
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) June 27, 2018
“We were beaten, we were tear gassed. I thought I was going to die on this bridge. But somehow and someway, God Almighty helped me here.”
This would be the last time John Lewis would visit the Edmund Pettus Bridge, 55 years after Bloody Sunday pic.twitter.com/BXqHyO0CQl
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 18, 2020
Hope to see Pres. @BarackObama in Selma again someday soon to retrace these steps in honor of his great friend and hero, to celebrate the renaming of that stretch of hallowed ground we know so well as #TheJohnLewisBridge.
— 🇺🇸🇭🇹 Only4RM 🇭🇹🇺🇸 (@Only4RM) July 18, 2020
Vivian. Lowery. Lewis. Young.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) July 17, 2020
RIP, Rev. Vivian, who died this week 🙏🙏🙏
Both John Lewis and C.T. Vivian passed away on the same day.
Both spent their lives fighting to make America a better place. Their lives, and loss, will be felt for generations. pic.twitter.com/0KTkcXH1I1
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) July 18, 2020
Rev. Joseph Lowery
Rev. C. T. Vivian
Rep. John Lewis
…all gone in a little more than 100 days.
— Victor Blackwell CNN (@VictorBlackwell) July 18, 2020
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 18, 2020
The news hits deep. And to the core. John Lewis dead. Can it really be? He had strength, courage, and heart enough for many lifetimes. We were young once. So many memories. So much distance traveled. So much further to go. Farewell my friend. We shall overcome someday.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) July 18, 2020
Devastating news: civil rights leader, Georgia congressman and American hero John Lewis has died. pic.twitter.com/5DbUT8TDQi
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 18, 2020
JOHN ROBERT LEWIS.
Irreplaceable and beloved.
Raised sharecropping in Troy, AL, he fought for the people his whole life with a huge and loving heart.
He put it all on the line over and over again to better this world for all humanity.
Congressman Lewis, we love you. pic.twitter.com/4iOasnQAMy
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) July 18, 2020
— VF (@TheVFCastro) July 18, 2020
The last member of the Civil Rights "Big 6" is gone
— T. Fisher King (@T_FisherKing) July 18, 2020
Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. In Selma, in 2015. pic.twitter.com/aU4wwpxGri
— 🇺🇸🇭🇹 Only4RM 🇭🇹🇺🇸 (@Only4RM) July 18, 2020
— NAACP (@NAACP) July 15, 2020
Here’s John Lewis torching the Supreme Court for gutting the Voting Rights Act of 1965:
“Those justices were never beaten or jailed for trying to register to vote. They have no friends who gave their lives for the right to vote. I want to say to them, Come and walk in my shoes.”
— Cristian Farias (@cristianafarias) July 18, 2020
Rep. Lewis was the last surviving speaker at the March On Washington. We’re losing our legends. ☹️
— PragmaticObotsUnite (@PragObots) July 18, 2020
John Lewis was the finest public servant who graced America. He inspired generations to make #goodtrouble and build a beloved community. An honor to know him. He loved us and we loved him. My heart is broken. #RIPJohnLewis pic.twitter.com/qF1irVus1u
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) July 18, 2020
Whether they change the name of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of John Lewis or not, call it the John Lewis Bridge anyway.
— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) July 18, 2020
Aside from my father, this is the greatest man I have ever met.
A country thanks you sir.
John Lewis: Icon. pic.twitter.com/dRiaiEmzly
— YS (@NYinLA2121) July 18, 2020
John Lewis : Rest In Power . Learn about his remarkable journey with John Lewis: Good Trouble' Documents Civil Rights Leader's Human Side : NPR https://t.co/RvjKOwI1LJ
— Michel Martin (@NPRMichel) July 18, 2020
” I happen to believe that the vote is sacred. It’s the most powerful non-violent tool that we have in a democratic society.”
—–Congressman John Lewis