Death of John Lewis, figure of civil rights in the United States

John Lewis, the iconic activist of non-violence and civil rights in the United States, a former companion of Martin Luther King, has died at the age of 80 years

Death of John Lewis, figure of civil rights in the United States

John Lewis, the iconic activist of non-violence and civil rights in the United States, a former companion of Martin Luther King, has died at the age of 80 years, announced Friday the House of representatives, of which he was part.

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" today, America mourns the loss of one of the greatest heroes of american History ", wrote the president of the House of representatives, Nancy Pelosi, in a press release. Ms. Pelosi has described Lewis, a democrat like her, and who was suffering from cancer of the pancreas, as " a titan of the civil rights movement, whose goodness, faith, and bravery have transformed our nation ".

Date Of Update: 18 July 2020, 06:35

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