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That time I ran into John Lewis: Atlantans share their favorite memories

Our Congressman had an uncanny ability to make total strangers and coworkers feel at ease, whether he was lingering at a three-year-old’s birthday party, signing books at the Barnes & Noble on Moreland Avenue, or shaking hands and giving hugs along the Pride Parade route.
John Lewis funeral Atlanta

His final message published, John Lewis honored in a powerful ceremony at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Three former U.S. presidents, civil rights leaders, family, and members of John Lewis's staff all gave speeches during the funeral service before Lewis was buried at Atlanta's South-View Cemetery.
John Lewis in 2016

John Lewis championed immigrant rights—and that made him even more of a hero to me

"The lasting memory I’ll have of him is how much he made me and my community feel seen and known, especially during a time when we were the most in need of help," writes Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Atlanta founder Helen Kim Ho.
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Share your favorite John Lewis memories

As our nation mourns the passing of Congressman John Lewis, we wanted to give Atlantans an opportunity to share their personal John Lewis stories. Share your favorite Lewis story, and we’ll compile and publish as many as we can in a future article.
John Lewis dies at 80

“The icon of icons”: Remembering civil rights hero, Congressman John Lewis

A civil rights legend and representative of Georgia’s 5th District since 1987, John Lewis served his Atlanta constituents and the nation as the “moral conscience of Congress.” Lewis died on July 17, 2020 at age 80.
John Lewis: Good Trouble

Making of a legend: A new John Lewis documentary explores his many heroic stands

Because the documentary explores John Lewis’s life, it is also, by necessity, a contemplation of heroism and sacrifice, by people like him who came from the humblest of origins.
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Tell us your favorite John Lewis story

If you live in Atlanta, you probably have a John Lewis story. Maybe you sat next to him on a flight or gave him a hug at a festival. We want to hear your stories.
John Lewis Stage IV Cancer Diagnosis

Politicians, celebrities, constituents, and fans send support to John Lewis after cancer diagnosis

On Sunday, Congressman John Lewis announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. On Twitter, colleagues and fans expressed their support.
Tyler Perry Studios opening Atlanta

Photos: The opening of Tyler Perry Studios was beyond star-studded

Tyler Perry marked the opening of his new, 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios at Fort McPherson with a gala that brought a monumental number of stars, including everyone from Oprah to Hank Aaron to Beyoncé to Andrew Young.

Flashback: John Lewis wanted to go to Congress. He didn’t make it the first time.

John Lewis likes to remind supporters to never give up. In January 1977, after President Jimmy Carter appointed then U.S. Rep. Andrew Young to be ambassador to the United Nations, Lewis joined a dozen candidates vying to replace Young. Come election night, Lewis lost to fellow Democrat Wyche Fowler. “Two months ago, nobody knew who John Lewis was. This is only the beginning.” Elected to the House in 1986, Lewis began his 17th term in January.

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