John Lewis: Civil Rights Hero

18 Jan

Civil Rights Hero

I’m very glad there was the opportunity to celebrate Dr. King, Coretta Scott King, and Bayard Rustin.  We also must not forget to celebrate Congressman John Lewis.  Many have described Lewis as: “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced.”  Nancy Pelosi once referred to Lewis as, “the conscience of the U.S. Congress.” Lewis maybe the only wonderful politician left in the state of Georgia.  While there are those that claim to have worked closely with King (JJ), Lewis worked tirelessly with Dr. King for civil rights as he continues to work tirelessly.  Georgia is one of the most homophobic states in the country and yet Lewis has the courage to fight for equality.  Like Coretta Scott King, Lewis continues to fight for marriage equality for the LGBT community.  Despite being called the “N” word by Tea Party members, Lewis’ dedication to civil rights for ALL goes unabated. Bravo, Congressman Lewis. Click here for a history of John Lewis.

5 Responses to “John Lewis: Civil Rights Hero”

  1. webwordwarrior January 19, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Very impressive individual. It’s wonderful to see someone go through real adversity and emerge willing to better the world rather than being bitter or just seeking glory. Thank you for celebrating him.

  2. V.E.G. July 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    Ironically, Jesse Jackson and John Lewis has the same first and last name as the hero of Sandy Hook, Jesse McCord Lewis!


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